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

Gina Leishman Songbook vol. 2

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

The Poetics of No Piano

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

Mr. Wau-Wa plays the songs of Bertolt Brecht

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...

Kamikaze Ground Crew @ Joe’s Pub

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,...

Glass Dreams

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,...

Gina in San Francisco

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...

Flock

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

MTO @ The Hopper House

guest vocalist with the Millenial Territory Orchestra Edward Hopper House Nyack

In my skin

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

GL solo

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...

In my skin, part II

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

Gina Leishman sings the songs of Bertolt Brecht

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

Millenial Territory Orchestra

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

Glass Summit

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...

Mr Wau Wa

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

In My Skin pt.3

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

In my skin

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....

Kurt Weill Birthday Tribute

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...

Jambalaya Chautauqua

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

Mother Courage

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...

Mr. Wau-Wa plays the songs of Bertolt Brecht

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,...

As You Like It

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

Songs for a Summer Night

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...

Mother Courage

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

KGC @ TONIC

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

KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW @ SF Jazz Festival

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

KGC @ Earshot Jazz Festival

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

Beth Custer Ensemble New York

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

In My Skin

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

Gina @ Barbes

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

R.I.P. Tonic

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

Benefit concert

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

Euripides’ ORESTES

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

KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW – CD release

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 &...

IN MY SKIN CD release

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

New York Hieroglyphics

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...

Weimar New York

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...

In My Skin Quartet

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  

Weimar NY

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

GL @ The Stone

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/

Dark Dining to Raise the Dead

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

UNCIVIL WARS: Collaborating with Brecht & Eisler

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,...

Singing In The New Year

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...

21 Positions – A Cartographic Dream of the Middle East

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...

KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW

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 &...

MR. WAU WA

...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...

KGC @ MoMA

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 &...

Back In My Skin

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...

Mr. Wau Wa sings the songs of Bertolt Brecht

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

The Fun Palace

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

Weimar-New York

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

The Leishman Sisters

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

Millenial Territory Orchestra

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

UNCIVIL WARS: Collaborating with Brecht and Eisler

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...

Dutch Courage

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

In My Skin

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...

Residency at Montalvo Arts Center

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

GL & Beth Custer @ Montalvo

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

A Tribute To Connie Converse, 1924 – ?

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...

Evolving Voice Vocal Series

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...

Gina @ Barbes

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 

Glass @ Joe’s

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

“Uncivil Wars: Moving with Brecht & Eisler”

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...

“Orpheus X”

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...

Septimus & Clarissa workshop

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...

KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW @ Barbes

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 &...

“Spring Awakening”

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......

Pentimento @ The Stone

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/

Gina @ Barbes

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  

Septimus & Clarissa

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...

Gina @ Barbes

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

Baseless Rumors

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...

Residency at Montalvo Arts Center

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

Romeo & Juliet @ Yale Rep

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

Spring Solstice solo gig

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.

Gina’s Birthday @ Barbes Series

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...

“The World Is Round” by Gertrude stein

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...

“Baseless Rumors” concert

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...

Septimus & Clarissa

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. ...

The Funes @ Barbes

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

House Concert

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

Drama Desk nomination

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

“The World Is Round” – workshop

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...

St. Matthew Passion, Durham Cathedral

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.

Faure’s Requiem

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

Solo concert

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...

the world is round is round is round

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...

Gina @ Barbes

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

MR WAU WA plays the songs of Bertolt Brecht

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

Political Shenanigans

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

THE LEISHMAN SISTERS

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...

Gina @ Barbes

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

Orfeo in Orvieto

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

Thursdays in August

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

Solo in Sicily

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...

On Sabbatical

October 2014 - April 2015

3 Tuesdays in April @ Barbes

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....

Blue Moon Concert

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

KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW Reunion

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......

MR. WAU-WA plays the songs of Bertolt Brecht

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

texts&beheadings/ElizabethR

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

KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW Reunion @ Westbeth

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,...

Gina @ Barbes

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

Gina @ Barbes

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

The Wapping Sisters @ Barbes

    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...

KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW @ Roulette

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...

MR. WAU-WA plays the songs of Bertolt Brecht

Lethe Lounge 618 W 113th St, New York, NY

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...

texts&beheadings – ElizabethR at Wesleyean College

Wesleyean College 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT

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

texts&beheadings – ElizabethR at Taconic Women’s Prison

Taconic Women's Prison 250 Harris Road, Bedford Hills, NY

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

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

Cathedral of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY

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

KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW at Westbeth Community Room

Westbeth Community Room 159 Bank Street, New York, NY

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...

Vagabond at Duffy Institute for New Opera, Virginia Arts Festival

Duffy Institute for New Opera 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA

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.

Historic Triple Bill @ The Kitchen, NYC – SOLD OUT

The Kitchen 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY

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

Babette’s Feast

Portland Stage Company 25A Forest Ave, Portland, ME

Music for a new adaptation of the classic Isaak Dinesen short story (and film), directed by Karin Coonrod.

Mr Wau Wa plays the songs of Bertolt Brecht

Lethe Lounge 618 W 113th St, New York, NY

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

“Geography” CD Release Concert

The Owl Music Parlor 497 Rogers Ave., Brooklyn, NY

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)

“Vagabond” Reading

Duffy Institute for New Opera 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA

Duffy Institute for New Opera Virginia Arts Festival Norfolk VA More info

“Babette’s Feast” opens in NYC

St. Clements Theatre 423 W. 46th St., New York, NY

Conceived by Abigail Killeen Written by Rose Courtney Directed by Karin Coonrod Set and lights by Chris Akerlind Costumes by Oana Botez Original music & sound score by GL Sound design by Kate Martin 1st preview March 14th, opens March 25th for an open-ended run.    

On Sabbatical

April 1 - September 1

KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW

This is turning into an annual tradition - and a lovely one - come join us... Who knew a low-ceilinged community room would be such a great listening venue?  And it's just downstairs!  Premiering new pieces and digging into the archives... KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW Doug Wieselman, clarinets & saxophones Gina Leishman, alto & bari sax,...

$15

Mr. Wau Wa plays the songs of Bertolt Brecht

Lethe Lounge 618 W 113th St, New York, New York

Times like these need songs like these...  Another intimate listening venue - come early to guarantee a seat... Gina Leishman, vox, accordion, pump organ Rinde Eckert, vox, pump organ, accordion Doug Wieselman, clarinets, sax, guitar, banjo Marcus Rojas, tuba Kenny Wollesen, drums  

$20

Solo house concert in San Francisco, Sunday, March 31st

Red House Speak Easy 3227 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA

4-6pm $20 minimum donation Doors open 3.45. Cash only, no reservations Wine/beer/pop will be served for a donation How long has it been since I was in SF? So long I can't even remember! Really looking forward to playing, singing, and catching up with everyone there... I'll be delving into the Leishman Songbook archives as...

Quartet house concert in NYC, Sunday April 7th, 3PM

It's been too long since I played with these wonderful musicians.  I'm leaving town again right after this, so carping the diem to make some sweet music. Gina Leishman, vox, bari uke, mandola, piano Charlie Burnham, violin Matt Minister, guitar Brad Jones, bass The Parlor Series at Dupuy’s Landing 433 W 22nd Street, between 9th...

Monday Nov.11th, Lethe Lounge @ 8pm

Lethe Lounge 618 W 113th St, New York, New York

11/11, full moon... a quartet concert in an intimate setting, Come early, come late, food and drink in between   Gina Leishman, vocals, bari uke, mandola, piano Charlie Burnham, violin Matt Munisteri, guitar Brad Jones, bass Monday November 11th,  8pm The Lethe Lounge 618 W 113th Street Manhattan Reservations recommended Lethelounge@gmail.com

KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW

Westbeth Community Room 159 Bank Street, New York, NY

The annual winter reunion at Westbeth - who knew the Community Room had such good acoustics? Some old music, some new music, some deep listening. GL, alto & bari sax, bass cl., accordion, piano and vocals; Doug Wieselman, clarinets, saxes, guitar; Peter Apfelbaum, tenor sax; Steven Bernstein, trumpet, slide trumpet; Art Baron, trombone; Marcus Rojas,...

$15