"Her smiling is contagious. Her energy to cheerleader her band’s solos at every moment was fun. Leslie also sings with added movement and accentuating punches. Watching her engage in each song showed a real authenticity of her love of the music. That charm and bottomless appreciation is infectious."
Read the whole review on Music in Minnesota's site.
The upbeat tracks are a lot of fun and it shows in the band’s performance, however, it’s some of the more intimate moments where Vincent truly excels. The title track is a great example, after a lively start to the album we are treated to a relaxed cut situated in the classic third slot of the track listing. Vincent shows off some Ingrid Michaelson levels of sweetness and tender sentimentality. While the arrangement falls to just her voice and guitar, it highlights the effectiveness of her vocal execution to the point that it’s quite clear that we’re very much in capable hands until the rest of the swingin’ jazz combo is back from their proverbial smoke break.
Read more here.
August 10th at 7:00
A jazz album with vocals by Leslie Vincent, and arrangements by George Maurer. A mix of timeless classics and obscure tunes, with a splash of contemporary interpretation and a lot of love.
Vocals & Ukulele- Leslie Vincent
Keys & Arrangements - George Maurer
Bass - Matt McIntyre
Guitar - Mike Lauer
Drums - Pete Hennig
Trumpet - Jeff Nordquist
Soprano, Alto, & Tenor Saxophone and Ain't Misbehavin' arrangement - Rich Manik
Guest Vocals - Emily Dussault
Audio Engineer - Dik Shopteau
Assistant Audio Engineer - Chris Berg
Vocal Coach - Christine Wade
Photographer - Jessica Holleque Photographer
Graphic Designer - Brittany Ottum
A hopeless romantic discovers an unlikely intruder and finds love at first fight.
Directed, Written, & Produced by Justin & Kristin Schaack
Starring Leslie Vincent
Director of Photography: Kyle Moe
Original Score Composed by: Andy Stermer
Watch it here.
--- AWARDS ---
Twin Cities Film Fest | The Fun Is Good BILL MURRAY Comedic Shorts Award
New York City Int'l Film Festival | Best Short & Best Directing
Catalina Film Festival | Best Actor, Female Comedy: Leslie Vincent
International Shorts | Best Comedy
Bristol Independent Film Festival | Best Comedy
Ocean Coast Film Festival | Best Comedy
Snake Alley Festival of Film | Best Comedy
Independent Days International Filmfestival | Best Short Shortfilm
Benicia Film Festival | Best Short Short Film
Big Water Film Festival | Best Short Short Film
Lobo Fest - Festival Internacional de Filmes | Best Very Short International Film
Short Shorts Film Festival | Best Film/Audience Choice
Austrian Film Festival | Best Love Film
South Dakota Film Festival | Best Romantic Comedy Short Film
Iowa Independent Film Festival | Critic's Choice Award
Nassau Film Festival | Princeton Tiger Award
Speechless Film Festival | Best of Fest - MN Made
--- NOMINATIONS ---
Austrian Film Festival | Best Short, Best Comedy
Nacht van de kortfilm [Belgium] | Best International Short Film
Clean Shorts Film Festival | Best Petite Short Film
ME Film Festival | Best MicroShort Film
Twister Allley Film Festival | Best Comedy Short & Best Directing - Comedy Short
Austin Revolution Film Festival | Best Fantasy Film, Best Editing, Best F/X
New York City International Film Festival | Best Actress
This month, Musical Mondays celebrates the music of Stephen Sondheim, who turns 90 on March 22nd! On the mic this month: Bill Gilness, Teri Parker Brown, Keri Rodau, Dane Stauffer, Leslie Vincent, David B Young with Mindy Eschedor back on the keys!
Leslie Vincent is joined by renowned pianist Dan Choinard at Crooners, Monday January 27th.
For three decades Dan Chouinard has been pianist and accordionist of choice for a who’s who of Twin Cities performers, an enabler of community singalongs and a writer of hit shows for public radio, concert hall and theatrical stage.
Tickets available here.