Playing at 5PM on Sunday night at Roulette: The Joshua Shneider Love Speaks Orchestra is a 19 piece ensemble comprised of some of NYC’s most illustrious and adventurous improvisers, interpreting the music and arrangements of Joshua Shneider. Melodic, grooving, searching and harmonically inventive, the music draws inspiration from Jazz, R&B, Classical, Latin and American Pop elements.
Sunday’s concert will feature the premiere of a new piece by Shneider entitled “Madness and Joy,” a meditation on the relationship between the essential familiar and the unknown. The program will also include material from a new CD to be released this Spring which features vocalist Lucy Woodward and guitarist Dave Stryker. Acclaimed vocalist Carolyn Leonhart will join The Love Speaks Orchestra for this performance. Leonhart, a Sunnyside recording artist, is also a session singer and veteran of tours with Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, and many others.