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Beth Lederman and Jazz Con alma

Jazz Band from Phoenix, AZ - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Jazz Con Alma

Translating as “Jazz with Soul” Jazz Con Alma provides just that. Led by pianist Beth Lederman, the band mixes rhythms from swinging sambas, groovin' mambos, soothing bossa- novas and romantic boleros into traditional jazz and Latin repertoire. Rooted in the spirit of improvisation and fun, this group brings the musicality and excitement of this creative art form to life.
From duo to quintet , the group is flexible to fit your needs and venue size. Vocalists are available if you prefer, or instrumental.
Pianist Beth Lederman has been playing professionally for decades. She has been a side person, a band leader, musical director, accompanist, clinician and teacher. Her repertoire is vast and she knows how to make an event run smoothly and professionally.

The group specializes in latin jazz, but they have a vast repertoire featuring music from Duke Ellington to Santana to John Legend.

Jazz Con Alma has performed at the following venues:
Musical Instrument Museum
Tubac Center for the Performing Arts
Kerr Cultural Center
Jazz in Az monthly Jazz party
McDowell Sonoran Jazz Festival
Sedona Marketplace
Lake Powell Concert Series
City of Globe Concert Series
Residencies in the towns of Thatcher/ Safford
Central Arizona College
Concert Series at Sun City Grand
Jazz in the Hills
Jazz for the Soul
The Nash
Peacock Jazz Festival
Primavera Jazz Festival
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts-Sunday A'Fair
Chandler Jazz Festival

Biographical Information for band leader Beth Lederman

Education: Beth grew up in a world filled with music. Her family ran Lederman Music Co., one of Arizona's largest music store chains. She began classical study at age 5. From ASU, Beth received her B.A. in Music, Cum Laude, 1990.

Band Leader: Beth is currently leader of the band group Jazz Con Alma: a band which specializes in latin jazz but also plays traditional jazz standards with a bit more contemporary edge. She also directed, “"Novo Mundo" which was on the Az. Arts Commission 2000-2007 Artist Roster List and is a popular Brazilian & Latin Jazz group, which has performed extensively for many concerts, parties, and festivals. Her group, the Beth Lederman Quintet was on the Az. Arts Commission Artist Roster List from 1991-'95 featuring a "Roots of Jazz" program. Both groups played for residencies and concerts throughout Arizona including:
* Primavera Women's Jazz Festival
* Kerr Cultural Center
* Jazz in Az Concert Series
* The Orpheum Theater
* Chandler Jazz Festival
* Desert Botanical Garden
* El Pedregal Concert Series
* City of Glendale Concert Series
* Scottsdale Festival of the Arts
* The Phoenix Zoo


Musical Director History:
* Musical Director and keyboardist for a national touring production of Phantom of the Opera in
1990 which played throughout the U.S and Canada.
* Past musical director for the Brazilian bands Zúm,Zúm,Zúm, Banda Trés, and for the 7 piece
salsa band ¡Mas!

Musical Experience: Although her main love is jazz, and latin jazz Beth excels at playing many different musical styles and has played with a variety of groups including:
“The Diamonds”
Bobbie Vinton
"C.C. Jones Orchestra" "Dave Cook and the New Vanguard"
West Valley Symphony
“Little Anthony”
“James Moody”
Poncho Sanchez”
"The Valley Big Band"
“The Platters”
“The Drifters”
as well as accompanying many vocalists.
Her professionalism has earned her many steady engagements over the years have including: the Arizona Biltmore, the Four Seasons Resort, the Royal Palms and the Hyatt Gainey Ranch where she played with steel drum/marimba artist Paul McDermand for over 20 years.
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2016
Apr
15
Desert Botanical Garden
Phoenix, AZ
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Dec
20
DaySpring Church
Tempe, AZ
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2015
Dec
13
DaySpring Church
Tempe, AZ
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2015
Dec
12
Scottsdale Quarter
Scottsdale, AZ
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2015
Dec
6
DaySpring Church
Tempe, AZ
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2015
Nov
29
DaySpring Church
Tempe, AZ
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The Way It IS
Bruce Hornsby
Take the A Train
Duke Ellington
Crazy
Barklay Gnarls
Our Love is Here To Stay
George Gershwin
Summertime
George Gershwin
Norweigan Wood
The Beatles
Wave
antonio Carlos Jobim
All Of Me
John Legend
Girl From Impanema
Antonio Carlso Jobim
Triste
antonio Carlos Jobim
Brazilian Band
Jazz Band
Latin Band
Swing Band
Smooth Jazz Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Beth Lederman and Jazz Con alma will also travel to Glendale, Tempe, Peoria, Chandler, Sun City, Laveen, Mesa, Scottsdale, Cashion, Paradise Valley, Gilbert, Sun Lakes, Tolleson, Avondale, Higley, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Youngtown, El Mirage, Fountain Hill, Sun City West, Queen Creek, Sacaton, Surprise, Maricopa, Fort Mcdowell, Apache Junction, Waddell, Carefree, Wickenburg.
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