Saturday, January 13, 2024
191 Toole – 8:00pm
Leo Pellegrino, widely known as Leo P, is a renowned American saxophone player from Pittsburgh, famous for his unique dance moves, constantly evolving hairstyles, and matching outfits. Leo attended the Manhattan School of Music and in 2015 started performing full-time in the New York City subways, which eventually catapulted him to international fame through viral videos with bands Lucky Chops and Too Many Zooz.
Leo’s subway performances culminated in successful collaborations, including recording and live performances with Beyoncé, as well as recording with Diplo. His band’s song “Warriors” earned a spot in an international commercial for the Google Pixel 2 and was named “Song of the Week” by the BBC. In 2017, Leo’s outstanding performance at the BBC Proms’ tribute to Charles Mingus at Royal Albert Hall established him as a distinctive force in the music scene. His ability to blend virtuosic saxophone playing with agile dance movements continues to captivate audiences worldwide.
w/Special Guests – Moloko
About The Artist
Moloko aims to drop-kick you in the chest with grooves in the most respectful way. Heavily inspired by the works of Yoko Kano’s Cowboy Bebop soundtrack and Chucho Valdés with Irakere, the fellas of Moloko are always down to make a good thing happen.
About The Artist
2SAXY is a unique collaboration between two internationally acclaimed saxophonists, Grace Kelly and Leo P, who blend their remarkable skills and distinct styles to bring an unparalleled level of “saxiness” to the music scene. Known for their individual accomplishments, including sold-out international tours, lauded albums, and television appearances, they join forces to create a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Grace, with her impressive discography and numerous accolades, brings her inventive electro jazz-pop stylings, while Leo P, recognized for his virtuosic baritone sax playing and agile dance moves, adds his signature dynamic energy.
2SAXY’s fusion of musical talent, colorful hairstyles, and irresistible stage presence results in a captivating performance style that is as visually stimulating as it is audibly. Their videos, featuring hit parody pieces such as “Battle of the Saxes” and “Sax Wars,”, improvised musical walks, as well as original music like the fan-favorite “Fish & Chips,” have collectively attracted tens of millions of views worldwide. Together, Grace Kelly and Leo P’s unique synergy as 2SAXY continues to push the boundaries of jazz, funk, and performance art, delighting audiences with their innovative approach to the saxophone.
Grace Kelly, a gifted singer, saxophonist, songwriter, and band leader, has made a profound impact on the jazz world with her 14 successful albums, sold-out concerts, and numerous performances, including on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and at Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration. Kelly, the youngest member of the Board of Trustees at Berklee College of Music as of 2022, has performed over 1000 shows in 35 countries, collaborating with celebrated artists such as Lin Manuel-Miranda, Dave Brubeck, and Huey Lewis. Her accolades include “Song of the Year” at the 2018 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, numerous recognitions in the Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll, multiple ASCAP Composer Awards, Boston Music Awards, and International Songwriting Awards.
Kelly’s pioneering approach to electro jazz-pop and engaging digital content has positioned her at the forefront of the fusion scene, likened to names like Snarky Puppy and Jacob Collier. Her latest album, “All That I Need”, embodies the courageous spirit and was heavily inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem “And Still I Rise”. Kelly’s dedication to social causes is evidenced in her work, notably in the song “We Will Rise”, dedicated to women’s rights advocacy. Her forthcoming project, “At The Movies: Grace Kelly with Strings”, due to be released in spring 2024, merges her love of movie music with her signature sound. Beyond her live performances, Kelly’s dynamic online presence showcases her talent and showmanship, attracting millions of views and allowing her to connect with her fans on a deeper level.