Watch and hear Leftover Dreams’ special performance for the 2020 festival at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVc55CIVBB8 ! You can see more of them at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2-PBjkY_GQ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhsCOx1qOO0 .
Patrice Haan & Tony Marcus form the core of the group, Leftover Dreams.
Marcus, a longtime regular on the Bay Area music scene, is perhaps best known for his work with R. Crumb & the Cheap Suit Serenaders and Cats & Jammers. He toured Japan in April 2004 with Geoff Muldaur, on whose most recent CD he also performs. Musically, Leftover Dreams performs standards (and not-so-standards) of the Great American Songbook combined with witty and imaginative vocal arrangements featuring Patrice Haan’s sultry and seductive voice. Marcus plays guitar and sings as well, and the combination creates an intriguing mix of moody ballads, jumping swingers and unabashedly romantic love songs.
The vocal harmonies and sparse but memorable accompaniment have drawn praise from such as Richard Hadlock, author of Jazz Masters of the 20s, and host of the radio show The Annals of Jazz, who says ” 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 “.
The group was featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered, where its rendition of Teach Me Tonight won the weekly listeners poll.