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Leftover Dreams

Wed. May 18th 2016 7:30pm doors at 5:30pm Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages) 7:30pm doors at 5:30pm
Patrice Haan & Tony Marcus form the core of the group, Leftover Dreams, sometimes performing as a duo but often bolstered by Jeff Sanford on various reeds. Marcus, a longtime regular on the Bay Area music scene, is perhaps best known for his work with R. Crumb & the Cheap Suit Serenaders and Cats & Jammers. He toured Japan in April 2004 with Geoff Muldaur, and has also recorded with him. Musically, Leftover Dreams performs standards (and not-so-standards) of the Great American Songbook combined with witty and imaginative vocal arrangements featuring Patrice Haan's sultry and seductive voice. Marcus plays guitar and sings as well, and the combination creates an intriguing mix of moody ballads, jumping swingers and unabashedly romantic love songs. Added to the brew are the occasional quirky originals, which spring from the same tradition but take a left turn somewhere.
The vocal harmonies and sparse but memorable accompaniment have drawn praise from such as Richard Hadlock, author of Jazz Masters of the 20s and host of the radio show The Annals of Jazz, who says " Singers Patrice Haan and Tony Marcus (also an ace guitarist) do something unusual: they treat often neglected popular songs with respect, restraint and unerring good taste ". Leftover Dreams has been featured on NPR's All Songs Considered, where their rendition of Teach Me Tonight won the weekly listeners poll.

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