with Mr Wau Wau
on February 16.
On March 7, CD Release Party
for “Geography”.


Friday, February 16th, 8pm
Mr Wau Wa plays the songs of Bertolt Brecht
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

Lethe Lounge
618 W 113th St
New York, New York 10025

Wednesday, March 7th, 8pm
“Geography” CD Release gig

Gina Leishman, vox, piano, mandola, bari uke
Dana Lyn, violn,
Marika hughes, cello
Greg Cohen, bass
Doug Wieselman, clarinet, sax, guitar
plus guests
Matt Munisteri, Charlie Burnham, Peter Apfelbaum, Kenny Wollesen and more

The Owl Music Parlor
497 Rogers Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11225

Gina Leishman is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and performer, British born but resident in the US since seemingly forever, having fled the goldfish bowl of Old Europe (at present she wishes she’d stayed there).
Collaborations with other artists include directors Karin Coonrod and Robert Woodruff, writers Ellen McLaughlin and Naomi Wallace, choreographers David Gordon and Deborah Slater, composer Doug Wieselman, and performance artists Rinde Eckert and John Kelly.
She leads various ensembles, including her long-standing septet Kamikaze Ground Crew, a vehicle for original composition; the Mr. Wau-Wa band, a quintet dedicated to the songs of Bertolt Brecht; and various quartets in support of her solo work.
Recordings are available on Koch Jazz, New World Records, Busmeat and GCQ Records. She is also an award-winning narrator of audio-books.

The Mr. Wau Wa band was formed in 1998 as part of a project at P.S 122 celebrating Bertolt Brecht’s centenary and is dedicated to performing the songs of Bertolt Brecht as set by his collaborators Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, and Paul Dessau, as well as some contemporary settings by David Hidalgo. (date, band line-up etc. in email)

“Geography” is Leishman’s fourth ‘solo’ album exploring the Leishman Songbook. Previous are “Bed Time” (2004) “In My Skin” (2007) and “Baseless Rumors” (2011). This latest recording, 12 encounters with landscapes both beloved and unknown, is a coming together of the disparate threads of Leishman’s recent life, covering the last 5 years of triangulated living – from New York to the wilds of Scotland and Northumbria and the warmth of the Mediterranean islands… (date, band line-up etc. in email)

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