Jazz Night featuring Leon Jordan, Sr.
February 23@8:00 pm - 11:00 pm EST
Jazz Night is an all-inclusive evening featuring:
Tickets: All reserved table seating
$45 member | $53 non-member | $25 student with paying adult
Seats are assigned in order of purchase. Please make seating requests at that time — we will do our best to accommodate you. Reception and Museum admission are included in the ticket price. Advance registration is required.
8 – 10 PM: Hors d’oeuvre reception and open galleries. Hearty appetizers and desserts presented by Havana Catering. Refreshments are provided.
8:30 – 11 PM: Concert with one intermission
Leon Jordan Sr., drummer/percussionist, will be joined by iconic guitarists in the Philadelphia region, including Sean Markey, Monnette Sudler, Gerald “Twig” Smith and Kevin Hanson and accompanied by the great Joe Plowman on bass.
Percussionist Leon Jordan, Sr. has more than 35 years of experience as a full time professional musician touring and recording with various well known jazz and R&B artists. Leon Sr. can be heard on more than one hundred and twenty-five published recordings to date as a sideman, performing jazz, pop, gospel, Latin and even country music from time to time. From the mid-1980’s through the 90’s, Leon Sr. toured and/or recorded extensively with; Grover Washington Jr., John Blake Jr., Phyllis Hyman, Benny Golson, Chaka Kahn, The Stylistics, Lou Rawls, Monette Sudler, Joey DeFrancesco, George Benson, Roy Ayres and even the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, just to name a few.
Leon Sr. also appeared in ensemble and orchestral performances for the touring companies of Ain’t Misbehavin’, Five Guys Named Moe, and Purlie and served as a music contractor and performer for the Prince Theater. Since 1994, Leon Jordan Sr. has performed teaching workshops and master classes for The School District of Philadelphia, Trenton Community Music School, Mt Airy Cultural Center, Christina Cultural Arts Center, Graterford Prison, the Jazz Institute of New Jersey and several local and out-of-state colleges. Leon has been a presenter with Musicopia’s roster since 2002, and leads the Pos-Jordan Jazz Ensemble. The ensemble conducts A Jazz Journey for Youth assembly program, Fundamentals of Jazz residency, and jazz and percussion workshop sessions. Leon is currently the founder and leader of the Renaissance Orchestra based in Philadelphia.