Jazz In The City’s co-founder and artistic director, Ronnie Leigh, also serves as artistic director for Fayetteville Jazz and has been impressing audiences for quite some time from Syracuse to Seattle, from New York to Istanbul, and throughout the United States.
Ronnie is an Albany, New York native and six-time SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) winner has also been inducted into the SAMMY Hall of Fame.
Ronnie has performed with major Symphony Orchestras, and in theaters, arenas, stadiums, jazz clubs, concert halls, resorts, nightclubs and dance halls nationwide and worldwide.
If you can imagine a venue, Ronnie Leigh has probably played it.
"After 40 years in the music biz, working with everyone from
Smokey to Aretha to Ray Charles, and after 30 years of watching
this guy, all I can tell you is that he’s one of the finest song
stylists working in jazz today. But it doesn't stop there. He's also
one of the finest Soul and R & B stylists I've ever heard and an
amazing entertainer. The guy's the complete package. And it's not
even remotely hype to mention him in the same sentence with
the great Lou Rawls and the amazing Donny Hathaway."
~ Frank Malfitano, founder, Syracuse New York Jazz Fest