Live Music - Jim Gasior w/Leesa Richards
All Jazz performances from April 1 thru May 1, 2022 are presented as part of The Betsy’s 10th Annual Overture to Overtown Jazz Festival.
6PM - 12AM
Jim GASIOR (Piano) is a titanic figure in Miami jazz. He has performed with Ricky Martin, Kelly Clarkson, Alih Jey, Chayanne, Little Richard, Michael Bolton, Jose Feliciano, Smokey Robinson, Benny Golson, Slide Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, Terell Stafford, Patti Austin, John Fedchock, Duffy Jackson, Jason Marsalis, Donald Harrison, Robin Eubanks, Jeremy Pelt, Jay Leonhart and the Jaco Pastorius Reunion Big Band. Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Music and Jazz Performance, a Master’s degree in Jazz Pedagogy - both from University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, where he is in the final stages of his Doctorate in Jazz.
Leesa RICHARDS (Vocals) is a Detroit native, who now calls Miami home. She began her performing career as a professional dancer. Her performance as Mary Magdalene in the national tour of the Broadway musical, Jesus Christ Superstar earned critical acclaim and led to featured performances in several musical productions throughout the U.S. and Europe. A versatile performer, Leesa has performed with artists who include Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, Oleta Adams, Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada and Joe Bonamassa and Barry Gibb. She has recorded with Barbra Streisand and Lenny Kravitz. @LeesaRichards