Leftover Dreams (2018 program)

great American songbook
Faith Petric Stage – Auditorium / 3:30 - 4:00

Leftover Dreams is Patrice Haan and Tony Marcus singing gems of the great American songbook with stunning harmonies and burnished accompaniment. Tony Marcus is a veteran of such groups as Cats & Jammers and the Cheap Suit Serenaders and plays guitar with style and wit while singing in a voice that has been called “The definition of mellifluous” (Derk Richardson in The Express). Patrice Haan’s voice has been described as a “velvety alto/tenor” (Kerry Parker in the Folknik), and her intimate delivery of lyrics never fails to reach audiences. The group presents a sampling of the best of the classic songs of Rodgers & Hart, the Gershwins, Harold Arlen and such mixed with lesser known delights that haven’t seen the light of day for decades. As for the playing, “Marcus spins out dazzling and emotionally evocative solos” (Derk Richardson again).

“Good songs sung well with pleasing accompaniment and fine harmonies-almost a forgotten art. 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—sans ring-a-ding, scoobie doobie or premeditated histrionics. Perhaps there IS hope!” — Richard Hadlock, author of Jazz Masters of the Twenties, and host of the radio show “The Annals of Jazz”

“Tony Marcus and Patrice Haan have created … gorgeous vocals, thoughtful arrangements, and superb swinging instrumental accompaniment all blend seamlessly with the familiar and not-so-familiar jazz standards. Leftover Dreams is simply a gem!” — Kevin Russell, host of “Down From the Mountain” on KRCB-FM.