- The David Leonhardt Trio: A Winter Holiday Jazz Concert
- When: Friday, December 20, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Flushing Town Hall
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 7:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees
- Hot mulled cider and holiday cookies served after the concert
- $13 for one ticket (up to $21 value)
- $20 for two tickets (up to $36 value)
The David Leonhardt Trio: A Winter Holiday Jazz Concert
- How the trio celebrates the holidays: with cool jazz and a swinging beat
- Their standards: "Let It Snow," "Winter Wonderland," "We Three Kings," "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
- Their regular singer: Nancy Reed, an internationally touring performer raised by a jazz pianist and an opera singer
- The instrument David Leonhardt helms: the piano
- How John Henry at Audiophile Audition described Leonhardt's 2005 Christmas album, I'll Be Home for Christmas: "the best in this genre I've heard this season"
- How Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer described the album: two nose flashes—nobody knows what it means
Flushing Town Hall
It's hard to imagine an American building with more history than Flushing Town Hall, except maybe for the wrestling arena where George Washington pinned Benedict Arnold. Built in 1862 in the Romanesque Revival style, the town hall spent its infancy hosting conscripts from all over Long Island while they were sworn into the Union Army. In its late-19th-century adolescence, it became the home venue of P.T. Barnum and Tom Thumb. Then, when New York City incorporated Flushing in 1898, the former town hall began pulling double duty as both a courthouse and a jail. To mark its mature adulthood, the building earned entry into the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and emerged from the chrysalis of an $8 million restoration project in 1993, complete with its current galleries, performance spaces, and airy garden area.