Parker Jazz Club and owner Kris Kimura will open the club for this event. As part of the Texas Jazz Society’s mission to promote jazz, and young performers, we will sponsor Dr L & the All-Star Chaps.
Dr. Tom Leonard is the Superintendent of Eanes-Westlake ISD, in Austin, Texas. He comes from a musical family. His grandfather played trombone with the Chicago Symphony. Mother, a first-grade teacher, played piano throughout her lifetime, and she met his father, a tenor sax player, on a gig in Chicago.
The Westlake HS Jazz program has produced some amazing musicians. On this special night, these All-State Musicians, and future professional superstars will include some recent WHS graduates, Hunter Nyhuis on piano, David Webber on drums, Ethan Lord on alto sax and tenor sax, Thomas Goldstein on bass and special guest, Margo Zelle on vocals.
We will also celebrate graduating seniors Zach McCall, trombone, Asir Hussain, trumpet, Jerry Grace, drums, Ian Oliver, tenor and bari sax, Greyson Hillin, guitar.
This combined group of student musicians have either started their college careers, or soon be students at the Eastman School of Music (Rochester NY), Berklee College of Music (Boston MA), University of Texas (Austin) and University of Southern California (USC) to name a few. They truly are some of the best young musicians in the country.