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Live Jazz Performance: The Leala Cyr Jazz Quartet

May 13, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm.

Tickets $20.00 in advance online / $25.00 at the door.

The Packing House – 156 River Road, Willington CT

Leala Cyr is fast becoming one of the most sought-after jazz vocalists of her generation. A rare “double threat,” Cyr complements her impeccable vocals with a warm, golden tone on the trumpet. As a member of Esperanza Spalding’s “Radio Music and Chamber Music Societies,” she has performed around the world and has appeared on The Late Show, The Tonight Show, The View, The Daily Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Austin City Limits, and more.

In February 2019, Cyr released her debut album, First Instinct. A blend of originals and standards, the album showcases her unique talent for vocal improvisation as well as her ingenuity as a songwriter and arranger.

Over the years, Leala has shared the stage with the likes of Milton Nascimento (in front of 100,000 people at “Rock in Rio”), Terri Lyne Carrington, Ivan Lins, Jamey Haddad, Jeff “Tain” Watts, James Genus, Paul Winter, Guinga, Tia Fuller, Darmon Meader, and Ray Angry.

Leala has appeared with her own group at highly regarded venues such as Cornelia Street Café, National Sawdust, and Rockwood Music Hall in New York City; Ryles Jazz Club, the Beat Brew Hall in Boston; the Egg in Albany, NY; the Blue Opus in Green Bay, WI; and at the Baby Grand Jazz Series in Hartford, CT. Her current collaborations range from membership in Jody Redhage Ferber’s group Rose and the Nightingale to an upcoming album with Milton Nascimento, Ricardo Vogt, and Pedro Bernardo.

A native of Pulaski, WI, Leala now resides on the East Coast, where she is actively involved in a number of music scenes. Leala will be joined by Jen Allen on piano, Will Goble on bass, and Ben Bilello on drums.

Join us for a special evening of jazz with the Leala Cyr Quartet! This program is hosted by the Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance.

Soft drinks and snacks available. We are pleased to offer our exclusive “BYOB&F” TM model – Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only – I.D. Required). You can also bring your paid ticket to Willington Pizza House for eat-in or take-out the night of the show and receive 15% off your meal purchase. Ask for “The Packing House” pizza!

For more information, please call 518-791-9474 or visit www.thepackinghouse.us/upcoming



The Packing House
156 River Road
Willington, CT 06279 United States
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(518) 791-9474
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May 13, 2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
$20 – $25
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Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance
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