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March 2018

“Vagabond” Reading

March 12
Duffy Institute for New Opera, 440 Bank Street
Norfolk, VA 23510 United States
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Duffy Institute for New Opera Virginia Arts Festival Norfolk VA More info

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“Geography” CD Release Concert

March 7 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Owl Music Parlor, 497 Rogers Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Gina Leishman, vox, piano, mandola, bari uke Dana Lyn, violin Doug Wieselman, clarinet, sax, guitar Marika hughes, cello Greg Cohen, bass plus guests  Peter Apfelbaum, Kenny Wollesen and more   Opening set @ 7:30pm:  Joy Askew, solo (I will be joining Joy for a song or two, and she will be joining me)

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February 2018

Mr Wau Wa plays the songs of Bertolt Brecht

February 16 @ 8:00 pm
Lethe Lounge, 618 W 113th St
New York, NY 10025 United States
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Times like these need songs like these   Gina Leishman, vox, accordion, pump organ Rinde Eckert, vox, pum organ, accordion Doug Wieselman, clarinet, sax, guitar Marcus Rojas, tuba Kenny Wollesen, drums

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January 2018

Babette’s Feast

January 23 @ 8:00 pm - February 18 @ 10:30 pm
Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04104 United States
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Music for a new adaptation of the classic Isaak Dinesen short story (and film), directed by Karin Coonrod.

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December 2017

Historic Triple Bill @ The Kitchen, NYC – SOLD OUT

December 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Forever Weird: Microscopic Kamikaze Passengers A historic reunion of three iconic bands from the '80s downtown NYC scene... 7pm Kamikaze Ground Crew 8pm The Jazz Passengers 9pm Microscopic Septet 10pm Finale

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March 2017

Vagabond at Duffy Institute for New Opera, Virginia Arts Festival

March 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Duffy Institute for New Opera, 440 Bank Street
Norfolk, VA 23510 United States
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A reading of exceprts from my latest ongoing project, VAGABOND, at the invitation of the Duffy Institute for New Opera, in conjunction with the Virginia Arts Festival. A rare chance to hear a work-in-progress with orchestra and singers, organized by someone else! THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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February 2017

KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW at Westbeth Community Room

February 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Westbeth Community Room, 159 Bank Street
New York, NY 10014 United States
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Gina Leishman, alto & bari sax, accordion, piano, vox Doug Wieselman, Bb & bass cl., tenor & bari sax, Peter Apfelbaum, tenor sax Steven Bernstein, trumpet Art Baron, trombone Marcus Rojas, tuba Kenny Wollesen, drums This might just turn out to be an annual event - we had such a good time last year...

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texts&beheadings – ElizabethR at Cathedral of St. John the Divine NYC

February 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025 United States
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A short tour of the piece I did with Colombari at BAM in 2015 about Queen Elizabeth I - I know many folk didn't get to see it then as it sold out really quickly, so here’s another chance... For more info go to www.colombari.org

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texts&beheadings – ElizabethR at Taconic Women’s Prison

February 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Taconic Women’s Prison, 250 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507 United States
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A short tour of the piece I did with Colombari at BAM in 2015 about Queen Elizabeth I - I know many folk didn't get to see it then as it sold out really quickly, so here’s another chance... For more info go to www.colombari.org

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texts&beheadings – ElizabethR at Wesleyean College

February 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wesleyean College, 45 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, CT 06459 United States
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A short tour of the piece I did with Colombari at BAM in 2015 about Queen Elizabeth I - I know many folk didn’t get to see it then as it sold out really quickly, so here’s another chance... For more info go to www.colombari.org

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MR. WAU-WA plays the songs of Bertolt Brecht

February 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Lethe Lounge, 618 W 113th St
New York, NY 10025 United States
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Gina Leishman  vox, accordion, pump organ Rinde Eckert vox, pump organ, accordion Doug Wieselman  clarinet, sax, guitar Marcus Rojas  tuba Kenny Wollesen  percussion times like these need songs like these...

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September 2016

KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW @ Roulette

September 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

GL, alto & bari sax, bass cl.,accordion, uke, piano, vox Doug Wieselman, Eb, Bb & bass cl., tenor & bari sax Peter Apfelbaum, tenor sax Steven Bernstein, trumpet, slide trumpet Art Baron, trombone Marcus Rojas, tuba Kenny Wollesen, drums & percussion A chance to hear this great band in a really beautiful listening room.  Premiering new pieces written for the occasion and digging back 35 years into the archives... a real treat... ROULETTE 509 Atlantic Avenue (1 block from BAM)…

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March 2016

The Wapping Sisters @ Barbes

March 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Debut of a new duo...     GL, vox, mandola, accordion, piano     Joy Askew, vox, guitar, piano, loops Yes, a brand new duo - sisters from another mother, as mr. bernstein quipped... we share both a common heritage (from the northeast of England) and a love of singing harmonies beautiful and bizarre... Agnes Bernelle meets the Silly Sisters - look out! BARBES 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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Gina @ Barbes

March 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

GL, vox, piano, mandola, bari uke Doug Wieselman, clarinets, guitar Dana Lynn, violin Hank Roberts, cello Picking up where I left off last April,  but with very special guest Hank Roberts - getting ready to record later in the month... BARBES 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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February 2016

Gina @ Barbes

February 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

GL  vox, baritone uke, mandola Charlie Burnham  violin Matt Munisteri  guitar Dave Hofstra bass Playing from the Leishman songbook BARBES 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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January 2016

KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW Reunion @ Westbeth

January 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

GL, alto & bari sax, accordion, piano, vox Doug Wieselman, Bb & bass cl., tenor & bari sax, Peter Apfelbaum, tenor sax Steven Bernstein, trumpet Art Baron, trombone Marcus Rojas, tuba Kenny Wollesen, drums only 3 months since we last played - mirabile dictu... this is an evening sponsored by the Westbeth Artists Residence Council, a sort of introduction of me to the building, but it’s open to the public... and free! a rare manhattan sighting, and early, pre-storm... Westbeth…

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October 2015

texts&beheadings/ElizabethR

October 20, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - October 24, 2015 @ 10:00 pm
BAM Fischer Theater

October 20-24th @ BAM Next Wave Festival texts & beheadings/ElizabethR my latest collaboration with Karin Coonrod and Colombari... http://www.bam.org/theater/2015/texts-and-beheadings-elizabethr N.B. The BAM performances are sold out, but the piece will be running at the Folger Theater in Washington D.C. September 19 - October 4 http://www.folger.edu/calendar?event_type=3

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MR. WAU-WA plays the songs of Bertolt Brecht

October 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Barbes Broolyn

GL  vox, accordion, pump organ Rinde Eckert vox, pump organ, accordion Doug Wieselman  clarinet, sax, guitar Marcus Rojas  tuba Kenny Wollesen  percussion times like these need songs like these... BARBES 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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September 2015

KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW Reunion

September 27, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Barbes Broolyn

GL, alto & bari sax, accordion, piano, vox Doug Wieselman, Bb & bass cl., tenor & bari sax, guitar Peter Apfelbaum, tenor sax Steven Bernstein, trumpet & slide trumpet Art Baron, trombone Marcus Rojas, tuba Kenny Wollesen, drums HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN??... this will be an open rehearsal, the first gathering in 4 years... tempus fugit... BARBES 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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July 2015

Blue Moon Concert

July 31, 2015 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

THE LEISHMAN SISTERS Private house concert Binisafuller, Menorca The only concert of the summer

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April 2015

3 Tuesdays in April @ Barbes

April 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - April 29, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

3 April gigs at Barbes, my favourite back room in Brooklyn... April 14th, 7pm In My Skin Quartet GL  vox, baritone uke, mandola Charlie Burnham  violin Matt Munisteri guitar Tim Luntzel bass April 23rd, 8pm Baseless Rumors Quartet GL  piano, mandola, vox Doug Wieselman  clarinets Charlie Burnham  violin Marika Hughes  cello April 29th, 8pm Mr. Wau-Wa plays the songs of Bertolt Brecht GL  vox, accordion, pump organ Rinde Eckert vox, pump organ, accordion Doug Wieselman  clarinet, sax, guitar Marcus Rojas …

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October 2014

On Sabbatical

October 1, 2014 @ 8:00 am - April 1, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

October 2014 - April 2015

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September 2014

Solo in Sicily

September 28, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

GL solo performance as part of Fundraising Dinner, Akrai Residency, Palazzolo Acreide, Sicily featuring the mandola, but also including songs past and present, and whatever seems appropriate to the moment and to the culinary wonders of Chef Turi...

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August 2014

Thursdays in August

August 7, 2014 @ 9:30 pm - August 28, 2014 @ 11:00 pm

The Leishman Sisters Uria Bar Café Plaça Conquesta, Maó, Menorca

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July 2014

Orfeo in Orvieto

July 4, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - July 6, 2014 @ 10:00 pm

ORFEO IN ORVIETO an adaptation of the Monteverdi opera, for Colombari Compania, directed by Karin Coonrod, music arranged & conducted by GL Palazzo Simoncelli Orvieto, Umbria www.colombari.org

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May 2014

Gina @ Barbes

May 22, 2014 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

GL, vox, piano, bari uke Charlie Burnham, violin Doug Wieselman, guitar, clarinet Tim Luntzel, bass a now rare sighting of the migratory Leishman bird, singing from the Leishman Songbook BARBES 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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April 2014

THE LEISHMAN SISTERS

April 10, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

THE LEISHMAN SISTERS A return to upper Teesdale, via Scotland, Spain and New York.  Diana (vocals and guitar) and Gina (vocals, baritone ukulele and piano) sing traditional songs from the UK and North America, plus their own originals.  In honour of their Cotherstone family, a benefit for the Village Hall. Cotherstone Village Hall Cotherstone nr. Barnard Castle Co.Durham England

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March 2014

Political Shenanigans

March 8, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - March 22, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

Dancing with Brecht & Eisler directed by David Gordon music arranged & directed by GL 3 Sunday afternoon showings of the work in progess at Christ Church Community House 20 N American St Philadelphia, PA 19106 alyce@pupcs.org

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December 2013

MR WAU WA plays the songs of Bertolt Brecht

December 9, 2013 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

GL vox, accordion, pump organ Rinde Eckert, vox, accordion, pump organ Doug Wieselman, guitars, sax, clarinets Marcus Rojas, tuba Kenny Wollesen, drums at BARBES 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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September 2013

Gina @ Barbes

September 14, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

GL, vox, piano, bari uke Charlie Burnham, violin Doug Wieselman, clarinet Matt Munisteri, guitar Marika Hughes, cello Greg Cohen, bass Welcome home Gina! BARBES 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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August 2013

the world is round is round is round

August 30, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - September 1, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

an adaptation of Gertrude Stein’s wonderful book “for children and philosophers”, adapted and directed by Karin Coonrod for her Compagnia de' Colombari, with music by GL. August 30th, 8pm, August 31st & September 1st, at 4 and 8pm: The Mill, Arts Letters & Numbers 1525 Burden Lake Road Averill Park, NY 12018 for tickets & info go to www.colombari.org

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April 2013

Solo concert

April 5, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A benefit for the Swale Singers I’m doing a one-off solo gig, with some possible surprise special guests, as a fundraiser for one of the choirs I sing with.  Expect anything from jazz to traditional and music hall songs, and of course some of my own, plus maybe some Brecht, Agnes Bernelle, Connie Converse... you never can tell... it’s a sweet hall in a jewel of a little town in a truly beautiful corner of the world... Reeth Memorial Hall,…

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March 2013

Faure’s Requiem

March 17, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Again, I’ve never sung in it publicly before, but love it - crazy contrast on the heels of the Bach.... life is like that.... this one with the Swale Singers. Low Row, Swaledale Upper Teesdale

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St. Matthew Passion, Durham Cathedral

March 16, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

I absolutely love this piece, but have never sung in it before, so I’m thrilled to bits - plus singing it in Durham Cathedral is going to be a total treat. This is with the Barnard Castle Choral Society.

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September 2012

“The World Is Round” – workshop

September 14, 2012 @ 10:00 am - September 30, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

The next in a series of exploratory workshops with director Karin Coonrod and members of her Colombari company,  adapting this classic book, written as Gertrude Stein says “for children and philosophers”.  Karin is a visionary director, with whom I did a first reading at New York Theater Workshop back in 2001, and the most recent in spring of 2011.  I’m happy to be spending more time with a rose is a rose is a rose... looking at a NY production…

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April 2012

Drama Desk nomination

April 27, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

STOP PRESS -  4.27.12 the music for Septimus & Clarissa was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Score.

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November 2011

House Concert

November 27, 2011 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

GL  vox, baritone uke, accordion Charlie Burnham  violin Doug Wieselman  clarinet Matt Munisteri guitar Marika Hughes ‘cello A sweet farewell to the West Village...

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The Funes @ Barbes

November 22, 2011 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Doug Wieselman   clarinet, guitar Gina Leishman   accordion Don Falzone   bass Jim Pugliese   drums debut of a new band - check it out... Barbes 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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September 2011

Septimus & Clarissa

September 7, 2011 @ 7:00 pm - October 8, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

World premiere based on Virginia Woolf’s MRS. DALLOWAY adapted by Ellen McLaughlin music by Gina Leishman directed by Rachel Dickstein produced by Ripe Time Two years in the making, this labor of love finally gets its full production.  The stellar cast includes Ellen as Mrs. Dalloway, Tom Nelis as Peter, and Henry Stram as Richard.  Previews begin Sept. 7, it runs Sept. 15 - Oct. 8 Baruch Performing Arts Center

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April 2011

“Baseless Rumors” concert

April 21, 2011 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

GL, vox, piano, accordion, glass Charlie Burnham, violin Doug Wieselman, clarinet Marika Hughes, cello Two years in the making, this one was meant to be Vol.III of the Leishman Songbook, completing the trilogy, but it has turned out as much instrumental as vocal - although as always, narrative based - this time from the chamber music corner of my brain.  Looking for transparency, it’s been a real pleasure discovering this music with the quartet, and the recording by John Kilgore,…

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“The World Is Round” by Gertrude stein

April 12, 2011 @ 10:00 am - April 17, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

I’ll be doing a week-long exploratory workshop in April with director Karin Coonrod and members of her Colombari company,  adapting this classic book written as Stein says “for children and philosophers”.  Karin is a visionary director, with whom I did a first reading at New York Theater Workshop back in 2001.  I’m happy to be spending more time with a rose is a rose is a rose...

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March 2011

Gina’s Birthday @ Barbes Series

March 28, 2011 @ 7:00 pm - April 25, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

Finally turning 21, time to celebrate... Monday March 28th, 7pm Kamikaze Ground Crew GL,  alto & bari sax, bass cl., accordion Doug Wieselman, cl & bass cl, tenor & bari sax Peter apfelbaum,  tenor sax Steven Bernstein,  trumpet, slide trumpet Art Baron,   trombone Marcus Rojas,  tuba Kenny Wollesen, drums Monday April 11th, 7pm In My Skin Quartet GL, vox, bari uke, piano Charlie Burnham, violin Matt Munisteri,  gtr Brad Jones,  bass Monday April 25th, 7pm   Mr. Wau Wa GL vox,…

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Spring Solstice solo gig

March 21, 2011 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Curated by Vera Beren, I’ll do the first set at 8pm, solo voice and accordion. Expect Brecht, English music hall and Agnes Bernelle. The Delancey Small Beast 168 Delancey Street (between Clinton and Attorney), F train to Delancey Stop Call 212-254-9920 for information.

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Romeo & Juliet @ Yale Rep

March 17, 2011 @ 8:00 pm - April 2, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

I’ve written music for many Shakespeare plays but strangely never this one, - it’s a great company, and a great play check out the clip on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq8mnIQbNmc www.yalerep.org

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November 2010

Residency at Montalvo Arts Center

November 1, 2010 @ 8:00 am - December 1, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

My second month’s retreat in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains, continuing work on a couple of new projects. Lucky me. Lucas Artists Program Saratoga, CA www.montalvoarts.org

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October 2010

Baseless Rumors

October 2, 2010 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

GL, vox, piano, accordion, glass Charlie Burnham, violin Doug Wieselman, clarinet Marika Hughes, cello This venerable institution/venue has been around since the ‘60s but off the radar for the past decade.  Similar in space but slightly larger than The Stone. Wayne Horvitz is curating the month of October, and we’re the first offering.  A pre-release concert of my upcoming new CD.  University of the Streets 130 E.7th Street at Ave. A Manhattan (212) 254-9300 www.universityofthestreets.org  

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September 2010

Gina @ Barbes

September 5, 2010 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

GL, vox, baritone ukulele, piano Doug Wieselman, clarinet Charlie Burnham, violin Greg Cohen, bass oh how sweet it is to come back to town and play with these guys again - welcome home... 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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June 2010

Septimus & Clarissa

June 25, 2010 @ 8:00 pm - June 26, 2010 @ 10:00 pm

based on Virginia Woolf’s MRS. DALLOWAY adapted by Ellen McLaughlin music by Gina Leishman directed by Rachel Dickstein This is a workshop production, co-produced by Ripe Time and Red Bull Theatre at CSC.  Full production premiere in the 2010-11 season.  stay tuned... June 25th @ 8pm, June 26th @ 2pm and 8pm CSC 136 East 13th Street (between 3rd and 4th aves.) www.ripetime.org www.redbulltheater.com

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May 2010

Gina @ Barbes

May 24, 2010 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

GL, vox, baritone ukulele, piano Doug Wieselman, clarinet Matt Munisteri, guuitar Tim Luntzel, bass A wonderful line-up for what will probably be the last gig of this ilk until after the summer, so come on down... 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com  

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April 2010

Pentimento @ The Stone

April 2, 2010 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

GL, piano, accordion, glass, voice Doug Wieselman, calrinet Charlie Burnhma, violin Marika Hughes, cello Closing in on the third and final part of the Leishman Songbook, this one is from the chamber music corner of my musical brain... corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street, Manhattan www.thestonenyc.com/

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March 2010

“Spring Awakening”

March 4, 2010 @ 8:00 pm - March 6, 2010 @ 10:00 pm

A Children’s Tragedy by Frank Wedekind This is the original play, not the musical, in a new translation by Barbara Karger.  She and Michael Preston are directing, and I will be singing and playing accordion as the scene-weaver.  I’m pleased to be working with them, they are a great creative team, and we have plans... March 4th-6th @ 7.30pm Trinity College Hartford, Connecticut  

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February 2010

KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW @ Barbes

February 22, 2010 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The first Kamikaze gig since MoMA 2008 - is that possible?  tempus sure does fugit.... how we will all fit into the tiny back room is anyone’s guess, but we’ve done it before, and it sure was fun... GL, alto & bari sax, bass cl., accordion, vox; Doug Wieselman, Bb & bass cl., tenor & bari sax, guitar; Peter Apfelbaum, tenor sax; Steven Bernstein, trumpet & slide trumpet; Art Baron, trombone; Marcus Rojas, tuba; Kenny Wollesen, drums Barbes 376 9th…

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December 2009

Septimus & Clarissa workshop

December 18, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

adaptation: Ellen McLaughlin director: Rachel Dickstein producer: Ripe Time Exploratory workshop open rehearsal.  The first step in a brand new collaborative work based on Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway. Ellen McLaughlin, adaptor and Clarissa; Rachel Dickstein, director and producer; yours truly, composer; plus a collection of wonderful actors and movers... chapter one... stay tuned... South Oxford Space 138 South Oxford Street Fort Greene Brooklyn

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“Orpheus X”

December 3, 2009 @ 8:00 pm - December 20, 2009 @ 10:00 pm

Music/Lyrics/Text: Rinde Eckert Director: Robert Woodruff with Rinde Eckert, Susan Hanson, John Kelly For once I get to be not in the driver's seat, musically, just a member of the band, playing rock-and-roll opera with a bunch of great musicians for this amazing piece. I wrote the lead tenor role of my first opera for Rinde, he came to sing and play with me in Mr. Wau-Wa, now I get to be his sideman - that's the way it's supposed…

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November 2009

“Uncivil Wars: Moving with Brecht & Eisler”

November 5, 2009 @ 8:00 pm - November 8, 2009 @ 10:00 pm

The return of the Brecht/Eisler piece that I did with David Gordon at The Kitchen two winters ago. Slight change of cast - no Estelle Parsons, but the amazing John Kelly has stepped into her shoes and it is not to be missed... As for me, I still play Hanns Eisler (in both senses of the word) and count myself very fortunate to be visiting this work for the third time - a rare occurence in this culture... Peak Performances…

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October 2009

Glass @ Joe’s

October 12, 2009 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

A double bill with Junkyard Gamelan. a rare sighting of the glass tiers, accompanied by the incomparable Charlie Burnham on violin and Marika Hughes on 'cello. A first. JOE'S PUB 425 Lafayette Street NYC 212.967.7555 www.joespub.com

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Gina @ Barbes

October 10, 2009 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

a last-minute gig, but always happy to play my favourite back-room-of-a-bar. Leishman, Shakespeare, Brecht. Vox, baritone uke, accordion, with Charlie Burnham, violin, and Marika Hughes, cello  376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com 

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September 2009

Evolving Voice Vocal Series

September 15, 2009 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

a new series being put on by RUCMA. I will be singing, and playing baritone uke and accordion, along side my two wonderful cohorts, Charlie Burnham on violin and Marika Hughes on 'cello. Repertoire will include songs of mine old and brand new, plus a few ancient ditties... A welcome and fitting return to the city... The Local 269 269 E.Houston St (corner of Suffolk) Manhattan NYC

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A Tribute To Connie Converse, 1924 – ?

September 5, 2009 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 1974, Elizabeth "Connie" Converse packed up her car, drove away and was never heard from again, leaving behind a haunting collection of recorded music that would remain virtually unheard for nearly 30 years. Her songs, written and recorded in the 1950's, paint a striking portrait of a gifted, independent, and troubled woman whose work was truly ahead of her time. Now, after more than 50 years at the bottom of a filing cabinet, Connie's tapes have been restored, re-mastered,…

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August 2009

GL & Beth Custer @ Montalvo

August 28, 2009 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As the two composers-in-residence for the month of August, this is a joint concert as part of their "Final Fridays" series. It's free, open to the public, and a spectacularly beautiful setting. Villa Montalvo 15400 Montalvo Road Saratoga CA 95070 408.777.2119 www.montalvoarts.org

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Residency at Montalvo Arts Center

August 1, 2009 @ 8:00 am - August 31, 2009 @ 5:00 pm

A month's retreat in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains, starting to work on a couple or three new pieces. Lucky me. Residency at Montalvo Arts Center Lucas Artists Program Saratoga, CA www.montalvoarts.org

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May 2009

In My Skin

May 9, 2009 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

GL vox, baritone uke; Charlie Burnham, violin; Doug Wamble, guitar; Greg Cohen, bass. w/ special guest Smokey Hormel Oh, the merry month of May...  This one I am really looking forward to - what a line-up. How did I get to be so lucky? Barbes 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com  

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April 2009

Dutch Courage

April 14, 2009 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

A trio with Michael Vatcher, percussion, and Michael Moore, reeds. Two incredible musicians, I am excited to give this a try. Zaal 100 De Wittenstraat 100 1052 BA Amsterdam tel: 020-6880127 www.plutones.com

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February 2009

UNCIVIL WARS: Collaborating with Brecht and Eisler

February 27, 2009 @ 7:30 pm - March 14, 2009 @ 9:30 pm

A Pick-Up Performance Co.(S) Production of Brecht & Eisler's The Roundheads & The Pointheads edited directed and choreographed by David Gordon Skidmore College, Saratoga NY, Feb. 27th-28th, 8pm Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, March 12th-14th, 8pm Happy to be back in Brect/Eisler land, with this re-mount of the show I did with David Gordon at the Kitchen last winter. We're doing 2 weeks of work up at Skidmore and 2 in Minneapolis, culminating in these performances. If you know folks in…

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January 2009

Millenial Territory Orchestra

January 12, 2009 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

guest vocalist. A nice way to start the year, singing with the best little big band in town, featuring 9 of New York's finest musicians.. 55 Bar 55 Christopher Street West Village of Manhattan 212.929.9883 www.55bar.com

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The Leishman Sisters

January 3, 2009 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A tribute concert to the village that has been so good to my family, a chance to sing with my sister, and the 50th anniversary of my father's children's concert in the same hall. The wheels of time go round and round... The Village Hall Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, County Durham, England

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November 2008

Weimar-New York

November 1, 2008 @ 11:30 pm - November 2, 2008 @ 11:30 pm

very late night, very weimar, very new york... the latest incarnation of Earl Dax's louch cabaret revue - last year's at the Spiegeltent were a gas... I will make an appearance at some point... Nov. 1st & 2nd, 11.30pm Joe's Pub 425 Lafayette St. NY 212-967-7555 or 212-539-8778 www.joespub.com

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October 2008

The Fun Palace

October 28, 2008 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A tribute to Agnes Bernelle First sighting of a new solo project. Barbes 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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Mr. Wau Wa sings the songs of Bertolt Brecht

October 20, 2008 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Times like these need songs like these. Gina Leishman, vox, accordion, pump organ; Rinde Eckert, vox, accordion, pump organ; Doug Wieselman, clarinet, sax, guitar; Marcus Rojas, tuba Barbes 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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September 2008

Back In My Skin

September 8, 2008 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sliding back into the city with an early evening gig in the back room, hammock songs for a summer's eve, hopefully with the doors open for the breeze... w/ GL, vox & baritone uke; Charlie Burnham, violin; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Tim Luntzel, bass Barbes 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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August 2008

KGC @ MoMA

August 21, 2008 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

An amazing second sighting this year... Part of MOMA's Thursday Night Music Series, al fresco in the Sculpture Garden. There's currently a Dali exhibition at the museum, which seems highly appropriate. We'll be digging through the back catalogue for suitably surrealistic fare. GL, alto & bari sax, bass cl., accordion, vox; Doug Wieselman, Bb & bass cl., tenor & bari sax, guitar; Peter Apfelbaum, tenor sax; Steven Bernstein, trumpet & slide trumpet; Art Baron, trombone; Marcus Rojas, tuba; Kenny Wollesen,…

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May 2008

MR. WAU WA

May 22, 2008 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

...Again, this could be the one and only sighting this year of THIS estimable bunch... Times like these need songs like these. Inspired by a photo of Brecht from the '20s, performing with some clowns including the famed Karl Valentin and his partner Liesl Karlstadt: Brecht is standing in a cart playing the flageolette, behind a roll-down cartoon drawing of a strong-man being run over by a car full of revellers, with the inscription 'Mr. Wau Wa'. The band is…

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April 2008

KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW

April 13, 2008 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

This could be the one and only 2008 NY sighting of this estimable bunch of musicians, so catch us while you can - it's always a treat. GL, alto & bari sax, bass cl., accordion, vox; Doug Wieselman, Bb & bass cl., tenor & bari sax, guitar; Peter Apfelbaum, tenor sax; Steven Bernstein, trumpet & slide trumpet; Art Baron, trombone; Marcus Rojas, tuba; Kenny Wollesen, drums Barbes 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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February 2008

21 Positions – A Cartographic Dream of the Middle East

February 21, 2008 @ 7:30 pm - March 1, 2008 @ 9:30 pm

by Abdelfattah Abusrour, Lisa Schlesinger and Naomi Wallace A workshop (student production) of a really interesting new piece, with a point of view not heard too often here, directed by Lisa Peterson, and including a whole bunch of songs from me. Check it out, and check out checkpoint303.free.fr Feb. 21-23, 25, 28,29, March 1st Fordham University @ Lincoln Center 60th & Columbus, Manhattan 

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January 2008

Singing In The New Year

January 17, 2008 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday January 17th, 2008, 8pm A variation on the In My Skin quartet, with cello instead of bass. I plan to revisit some of the pieces I did at the Stone in the fall with Charlie and Marika, along with singing and playing songs old and new. A gentle way to slide back into new york life after three weeks across the pond. GL vox, baritone ukulele, accordion, piano Charlie Burnham violin Matt Muniseri guitar Marika Hughes cello Barbes 376…

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December 2007

UNCIVIL WARS: Collaborating with Brecht & Eisler

December 13, 2007 @ 8:00 pm - December 22, 2007 @ 10:00 pm

A Pick-Up Performance Co.(S) Production of Brecht & Eisler's The Roundheads & The Pointheads edited directed and choreographed by David Gordon Deccember 13-15, 19-22 The Kitchen 512 West 19th Street New York NY 10011 212.255.5793 www.thekitchen.org from the pressblurb: "David Gordon's Uncivil Wars is a new dance-theater work considering the complex divisions along racial, religious, linguistic, and geographical lines engendered by war. Developed from material borrowed from Bertolt Brecht's treatises on playwriting and from his play The Roundheads and The…

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October 2007

Dark Dining to Raise the Dead

October 31, 2007 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A different way to spend Halloween - a blind-fold gourmet meal with performances including the glass tiers. CAMAJE Bistro 85 MacDougal St. (Bleecker and Houston), NYC 212-673-8184 www.darkdiningprojects.com

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GL @ The Stone

October 28, 2007 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

with Charlie Burnham, violin, and Marika Hughes, cello. A venue dedicated to the experimental and avant-garde, with a good piano. Marcus Rojas, tuba maestro, plays at 8. The Stone corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street, Manhattan www.thestonenyc.com/

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September 2007

Weimar NY

September 25, 2007 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

An encore preformance from the wild and wooly world of Earl Dax, after the three sold-out summer shows. I'll be singing. Spiegeltent behind the Fulton Fish Market Pier 17 South Street Seaport http://www.weimarnewyork.com www.ticketcentral.com

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In My Skin Quartet

September 4, 2007 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sliding back into town, a reunion of my favourite quartet. I'll sing songs from the latest CD, In My Skin, as well as others old and new. GL vox, baritone ukulele, piano Charlie Burnham violin Matt Muniseri guitar Greg Cohen bass Barbes 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com  

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August 2007

Weimar New York

August 28, 2007 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

What better to do in the dog days of August in New York than come downtown and hang out in the Spiegeltent. Weimar New York is a louche cabaret revue dreamed up by Earl Dax, and the the venue itself is worth the price of admission (if I only knew what that was...) I'll be singing. Other performers include Justin Bond, Nellie McKay, Taylor Mac, Sanda Weigel and Penny Arcade Speigeltent Fulton Fish Market Pier 17, South Street Seaport, Manhattan…

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May 2007

New York Hieroglyphics

May 18, 2007 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

I'm thrilled to be playing with these guys, a Special Edition of the NY Hieroglyphics as they continue to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Peter Apfelbaum (tenor sax/piano/percussion) Peck Allmond (trumpet/reeds) Art Baron (trombone/flutes) Yosvany Terry (alto & tenor sax) Tony Jones (tenor sax) Gina Leishman (baritone sax/accordion) Charlie Burnham (violin) David Phelps (guitar) Viva De Concini (guitar/percussion) Marcus Rojas (tuba) Justin Brown (drums) Daniel Moreno (percussion) Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery (between Houston & Bleecker) 212.614.0505 www.bowerypoetry.com

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IN MY SKIN CD release

May 15, 2007 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

a rare convening of the original "string quartet", to celebrate the release of vol 2 of the Leishman Songbook - hopefully hot off the press. Come get your signed copies before they hit the stores. GL vox, baritone ukulele, piano Charlie Burnham violin Matt Muniseri guitar Greg Cohen bass Barbes 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW – CD release

May 13, 2007 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrating the upcomng release of their new double-CD, ""Postcards from the Highwire". GL, alto & bari sax, piano, accordion, vox; Doug Wieselman, clarinets, saxes, guitar; Peter Apfelbaum, tenor sax; Steven Bernstein, trumpet & slide trumpet; Art Baron, trombone; Marcus Rojas, tuba; Kenny Wollesen, drums @ The Cutting Room 19 West 24th Street (b'twn Broadway & 6th Ave) (212) 691-1900 www.thecuttingroomnyc.com

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April 2007

Euripides’ ORESTES

April 30, 2007 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Monday April 30th, 8pm Euripides' ORESTES a staged reading directed by David Esbjornson. I will be playing glass and percussion for this staged reading of Anne Carson's new translation of the Euripedes classic. Kaufmann Concert Hall @ 92nd St. Y Lexington Avenue @ 92nd St. www.92y.org

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Benefit concert

April 20, 2007 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Another benefit for the beleaguered downtown musical community - there does seem to be a cultural crisis afoot here. I will play a solo set 10-11pm, other great music before and after. Tribal Soundz 340 East 6th St., NYC www.tribalsoundz.com

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R.I.P. Tonic

April 14, 2007 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

R.I.P. Tonic, clubhouse of choice, which closes its doors April 13th, drowned by the wave of condo culture that has overtaken the Lower East Side. There will be an open house concert from 11a.m. til whenever we are thrown out, as a call to action... TONIC 107 Norfolk St. LES www.takeittothebridge.com

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Gina @ Barbes

April 12, 2007 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In case you missed the march gig, more of the same - I love this trio! with GL on vox, baritone uke and piano, Matt Munisteri guitar and Todd Sickafoose bass. I may throw in some Shakespeare & Brecht for good measure... Barbes 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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March 2007

In My Skin

March 22, 2007 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In my skin Songs vol. 2 a gentle return to the art of song with a baritone uke. with GL on vox and bari uke, the amazing Matt Munisteri on guitar, and the welcome return of Todd Sickafoose on bass  Barbes 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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November 2006

Beth Custer Ensemble New York

November 19, 2006 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Zebulon 258 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn 718.218.6934 www.zebuloncafeconcert.com

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Beth Custer Ensemble New York

November 16, 2006 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Beth Custer (voice, clarinets, piano) Gina Leishman (piano, backup vocals) Adam levy (guitar) Ben Rubin (bass) Rudy Royston (drums) The Stone Avenue C/2nd Street NYC www.thestonenyc.com

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KGC @ Earshot Jazz Festival

November 2, 2006 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

mini Kamikaze tour, in honour of twenty years of play and to premiere Gina's commission from Chamber Music America/New Works Nectar Lounge 412 N 36th Street, Seattle (Fremont) Seattle WA 206-632-2020  www.earshotjazz.org www.nectarlounge.com

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KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW @ SF Jazz Festival

November 1, 2006 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Kamikaze returns to the Bay Area for the first time since 1993... Great American Music Hall 859 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco CA (415) 885-0750 www.musichallsf.com

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October 2006

KGC @ TONIC

October 29, 2006 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Back in the saddle, and gearing up for our micro-tour of the west coast. Come be the first to hear the new piece, and welcome back some old ones. Tonic 107 Norfolk St www.tonicnyc.com

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September 2006

Mother Courage

September 8, 2006 @ 7:00 pm - October 22, 2006 @ 9:30 pm

by Bertolt Brecht Another chance to see and hear this amazing play, if you missed it in La Jolla, for which I wrote a new score in the spring... David Hare's translation is wicked, and it's a great company. Music's pretty good too... tuba, accordion, piano, the usual... Berkeley Repertory Theater 888.4BRTtix www.berkeleyrep.org

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August 2006

Songs for a Summer Night

August 28, 2006 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

I'm going to be in Berkeley from mid August to mid-September, working on As You Like It at CalShakes and Mother Courage at Berkeley Rep. Just in case I thought I might get bored, I booked a gig for one of my rare nights off - it's really an excuse to just sing a few songs and hopefully see a few friends - I'll be dipping into the Leishman, Shakespeare and Brecht Songbooks, as well as a few jazz classics,…

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As You Like It

August 15, 2006 @ 7:00 pm - September 15, 2006 @ 9:30 pm

I'll be in residence for a month, making a score for As You Like It and putting it on the company - one more Shakespeare classic, one more collaboration with Jon Moscone, lots of music,this time with a heavy balkan tinge, outdoors - as I like it... Cal Shakes, Berkeley CA www.calshakes.org

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May 2006

Mr. Wau-Wa plays the songs of Bertolt Brecht

May 9, 2006 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

One last hurrah before I head out of town for many months, so come down and say goodbye. This is also a fitting kick-off to a summer of Brecht... times like these need songs like these... Mr. Wau-Wa is: Gina Leishman & Rinde Eckert, vocals, accordion, pump organ; Doug Wieselman, reeds & guitars; Marcus Rojas, tuba; Kenny Wollesen, drums (reservations recommended) Joe's Pub 425 Lafayette St. at Astor Place, NYC 212.254.1263 www.joespub.com

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Mother Courage

May 8, 2006 @ 8:00 am - June 17, 2006 @ 7:30 pm

by Bertolt Brecht I will be in residence for 6 weeks, writing a new score for this classic anti-war play, and putting it on the company. Lisa Peterson is directing, with whom I've collaborated on numerous projects. (The production will run in La Jolla , and transfer up to Berkeley Rep in September) La Jolla Playhouse La Jolla CA www.lajollaplayhouse.com

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April 2006

Jambalaya Chautauqua

April 16, 2006 @ 8:00 am - April 24, 2006 @ 5:00 pm

a week's tour of 50 vaudevillians to help with the post-Katrina clean-up and free performances for the communities most affected April16-24 Bay St.Louis, New Orleans

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March 2006

Kurt Weill Birthday Tribute

March 4, 2006 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Curated by Anthony Coleman, this should be quite the variety of takes on the great songster, with a fabulous house band including Anthony Coleman, Doug Wieselman, Art Baron, Ted Reichman, Oren Bloedow, Roberto Rodriguez and more... Singers include Jennifer Charles, Mark Anthony Thompson, Sanda, Shelley Hirsch, yours truly and more... presented by Makor/92nd St. Y at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center 199 Chambers Street 212.220.1460 www.makor.org tribecapac.org

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February 2006

In my skin

February 15, 2006 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

a triple bill w/ Clare Muldaur and One Ring Zero another chance to hear the string quartet songs, in case you couldn't make it out to Brooklyn (see Jan.29th), or just want to hear more of the amazing princes of the strings...  planning to record soon... a new club in the East Village, nice room. Mo' Pitkins 34 Avenue A (between 2nd and 3rd) 212.777.5660 www.mopitkins.com  

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January 2006

In My Skin pt.3

January 29, 2006 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

a little more string heaven ... GL, vox & baritone ukulele, Matt Munisteri, guitar, Charlie Burnham, violin, Greg Cohen bass further explorations of new songs for this delectable string quartet. Barbes 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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December 2005

Mr Wau Wa

December 6, 2005 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The songs of poor BB, where the 1930s meet the present: Gina Leishman, vox, accordion, pump organ; Rinde Eckert, vox, accordion, pump organ; Doug Wieselman, reeds & guitars; Marcus Rojas, tuba; Kenny Wollesen, drums Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012 212.614.0505 www.bowerypoetry.com

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November 2005

Glass Summit

November 30, 2005 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Miguel Frasconi & Gina Leishman This should be quite an evening: a first meeting of two glass players - glass in many shapes and sizes, plus the odd toy piano and other unexpected sonorities - playing both written and improvised music involving rubbing, striking, and breaking all forms of glass objects. ISSUE Project Room 400 Carroll Street (between Bond & Nevins) on the Gowanus Canal www.issueprojectroom.org

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Millenial Territory Orchestra

November 14, 2005 @ 9:00 pm - December 19, 2005 @ 11:00 pm

guest vocalist with MTO Singing the occasional tune of my own devising (and arranging) with one of my current favourite groups of musicians, Steven Bernstein's MTO - "The singular Bernstein leads his troops into the future while dragging the past kicking and swinging behind. " Tonic 107 Norfolk St www.tonicnyc.com

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October 2005

Gina Leishman sings the songs of Bertolt Brecht

October 29, 2005 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

w/ Doug Wieselman, guitar & clarinet, and Marcus Rojas, tuba In celebration of the Brecht Forum's 30th anniversary, (and Neues Kabarett's 8th) and the opening of their new home at Westbeth, an evening of the songs of BB, in a Wau-Wa trio. Neues Kabarett, Brecht Forum 451 West Street (between Bandk & Bethune Streets) www.brechforum.org

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In my skin, part II

October 24, 2005 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

GL, vox & baritone ukulele, Matt Munisteri, guitar, Charlie Burnham, violin, Todd Sickafoose bass a little more string heaven Barbes 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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GL solo

October 5, 2005 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

a new club in the East Village, which I have decided to do solo, something I haven't done in a while... It'll be a mix of many things, old and new: they have a good piano, I'll bring the bari uke, the accordion, the voice, should be fun. They also have good food. Mo Pitkins (upstairs) 34 Avenue A (between 2nd and 3rd) 212.777.5660 www.mopitkins.com

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September 2005

In my skin

September 5, 2005 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A late summer laid-back re-entry into the city: GL, vox & baritone uke, Charlie Burnham, violin, Doug Wieselman, guitar & clarinets, Greg Cohen, bass A little bit of string heaven... Barbes 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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August 2005

MTO @ The Hopper House

August 11, 2005 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

guest vocalist with the Millenial Territory Orchestra Edward Hopper House Nyack

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July 2005

Flock

July 2, 2005 @ 12:00 am - August 7, 2005 @ 12:00 am

July 2 - August 7 Dell'Arte Blue Lake CA workshopping a new piece with Joan Schirle and Skip Mercier. stay tuned.

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May 2005

Mr. Wau-Wa plays the songs of Bertolt Brecht

May 10, 2005 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sorry to say this has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. Look for the return of Mr. Wau-Wa in the fall. Bowery Poetry Club

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Gina in San Francisco

May 5, 2005 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Gina Leishman, vocals, baritone uke, accordion; Will Bernard, guitar; Devin Hoff, bass. A trio with two of the Bay Area's finest musicians, I'll be singing from the Leishman Songbook, plus a few old and new classics from here and there... Probably my only gig in the Bay Area this year... The Argus Lounge Mission at Valencia, Bernal Heights

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April 2005

Glass Dreams

April 20, 2005 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

A rare sighting of my 3-tiered spinning glass armonica in a great location for it. I will explore the outer reaches of sonic beauty in duets and trios with some maestros of the deep end: Kenny Wollesen, percussion; Marcus Rojas, tuba; Molly Barker, visual artist and slide projection. Issue Project Room 619 East 6th Street, NYC 10009 (between Ave. B & C) www.issueprojectroom.org

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Kamikaze Ground Crew @ Joe’s Pub

April 4, 2005 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

A rare gig re-uniting this "supergroup of downtown luminaries", prior to going into the recording studio... We finally found a date we can all make, hopefully... w/ Gina Leishman, co-leader, alto and baritone sax, bass clarinet, accordion, piano, vocals ; Doug Wieselman, co-leader, Eb, Bb & bass clarinets, tenor & baritone sax, guitar; Peter Apfelbaum, tenor sax; Steven Bernstein, trumpet & slide trumpet; Art Baron, trombone; Marcus Rojas, tuba; Kenny Wollesen, drums & percussion.  Joe's Pub 425 Lafayette St. at…

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March 2005

Mr. Wau-Wa plays the songs of Bertolt Brecht

March 28, 2005 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Times like these need songs like these, and there's no-one better to play them (see Projects page for more details). A rare re-union, so catch it while you can. Gina Leishman, vocals, accordion, pump organ; Rinde Eckert, vocals, accordion, pump organ; Doug Wieselman, reeds & guitars; Marcus Rojas, tuba; Kenny Wollesen, drums. (Pabst's classic film of Threepenny Opera, with Lotte Lenya, will be screened at 7pm) Barbes 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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The Poetics of No Piano

March 9, 2005 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

duo with Greg Cohen, bass An evening of duos, both composed and improvised, inspired by some of my favourite poets & writers - Brecht, Shakespeare, Edith Sitwell and others - on anything but a piano, and with master bassist Greg Cohen. Roulette @ Location One 26 Greene St. (between Canal & Grand) reservations/tkts: 212.219.8242 www.roulette.org

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February 2005

Gina Leishman Songbook vol. 2

February 24, 2005 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

w/ Tim Luntzel, bass, Doug Wieselman, clarinet, and special guest Jim Campilongo, guitar Barbes\ 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave), Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com

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January 2005

OEDIPUS

January 21, 2005 @ 8:00 pm - March 3, 2005 @ 10:00 pm

A new score for a new adaptation of the Sophocles by Ellen McLaughlin opens January 21st, 2005 Guthrie Theater Minneapolis  

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