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From New York
Dan Levinson & Molly Ryan
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Back after 4 years, we will feature vocalist Molly Ryan and the clarinet and saxophone man, Dan Levinson, in-demand musicians from the New York classic jazz scene!  You loved them at the Sweet & Hot Music Festival for years  ---  but now, in just a few weeks, they will be HERE, at your own Valley Jazz Club.  Please mark your calendars to remember to be here in familiar surroundings with your jazz friends, for a great jazz show you'll remember.  Their band will be here to support their great music!  Remember the date   ---   December 1st  ---   at the Canoga Park Elks.  Be there and let's have a ball!

Equally at home as both leader and sideman, Dan's roster of musical associates includes such names as Mel Tormé, Wynton Marsalis and Dick Hyman.  Originally from Los Angeles, Dan has been based in New York since 1983, although his busy schedule often takes him around the world.  He has performed in Brazil with filmmaker Woody Allen's band, as well as in Japan, Iceland, Latvia, and eighteen European countries.  From 1990 to 2002 Dan toured with singer/guitarist Leon Redbone.  Since 1993 he has been a member of Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, New York's preeminent 1920s orchestra, with whom he has appeared at Carnegie Hall, on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion radio program.  Dan's successful Benny Goodman tributes have been presented both on the East Coast with James Langton's New York All-Star Big Band and throughout Germany with Andrej Hermlin's Swing Dance Orchestra.  He has recorded over 100 CDs, including nine under his own name.  Dan can be heard on the soundtracks to the films The Cat's Meow, Ghost World, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, and Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, as well as the Grammy Award-winning HBO television series Boardwalk Empire.  Visit Dan on the web at www.danlevinson.com.

Molly Ryan’s silvery voice and lush, elegant vocal style evoke the big band singers of the 1930s and breathe new life into familiar old standards. Since moving to New York City from Roseville, CA in August of 2003, she has become one of the most in-demand vocalists on the New York jazz scene. She has performed at such prestigious Manhattan venues as Café Carlyle, the Waldorf Astoria, Birdland, Iridium, the Rainbow Room, and New York City’s Town Hall. Molly has appeared at numerous jazz festivals throughout the country including the New York Hot Jazz Festival, the Hot Steamed Jazz Festival in Essex, CT, the Great Connecticut Traditional Jazz Festival, the Orange County Classic Jazz Festival in Southern California, the Sweet and Hot Music Festival in Los Angeles, and the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee. She has headlined in Paris at jazz clubs such as the famed Le Petit Journal and Autour de Midi. Molly’s debut album, Songbird in the Moonlight, was released in 2008. Her second album, Swing for Your Supper!, featuring Bucky Pizzarelli, was released in 2013. Molly can also be heard in the Grammy Award-winning HBO television series Boardwalk Empire.

Joining Dan & Molly will be an all star group of musicians featuring: Bryan Shaw, cornet—Dan Barrett, trombone—Chris Dawson, piano—John Reynolds, guitar—Sam Rocha, bass and Gareth Price, drums.