Street Scenes: Leigh Pilzer, Saxophone
Thursday, April 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$20
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Hill Center is proud to welcome Leigh Pilzer as part of our Street Scenes concert series, curated by Shannon Gunn.
Leigh Pilzer is a Washington DC-based saxophonist and arranger. She has led her combo at many of DC’s top jazz venues, and she has toured both nationally and internationally as a member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and The DIVA Jazz Orchestra. Pilzer often performs with the National Symphony Orchestra in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and on the orchestra’s nationally televised PBS holiday specials.
Leigh is a gifted arranger whose work is in the libraries of the SJMO and DIVA as well as military, college and professional jazz ensembles throughout the country. Recorded arrangements include her original composition “East Coast Andy,” the opening track on The DIVA Jazz Orchestra 25th Anniversary Project (2018).
Leigh holds degrees from the Berklee College of Music and the University of Maryland. She is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at George Mason University. Leigh has served on faculty at the University of Maryland, Towson University and George Mason University. Pilzer’s debut CD “Strunkin’” was released in late 2016.
Doors open at 6:30pm.
This project was supported by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.