Saying goodbye too soon to Jonathan Lecofski. Jonathan began playing piano at age 4. By age 14, he had been admitted to the North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA) where he became interested in jazz and began studying the music of Oscar Peterson, Thelonius Monk, and Bill Evans with local Winston-Salem jazz pianist Bill Bright, said Cindy Scott, a UNO alumna and well-renowned vocalist who is now an instructor in the UNO jazz studies program. After graduating from NCSA, he headed to UNO, where he studied with Marsalis.
In New Orleans, Lefcoski made a name for himself in the jazz world by playing with the likes of Derek Douget, Jason Stewart, Jason Marsalis, Grammy winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton and with the legendary R&B vocalist Johnny Adams. Snug Harbor will surely miss him - sending our thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and bandmates.
If you haven't been to Snug on a Tuesday to see Stanton Moore yet- you are missing out. Tonight the showtimes are at 8 & 10. Bring some friends for an unbelievable evening.
Dedicated drummer and founding member of the funk band Galactic, Moore’s infectious style has allowed him to collaborate with Irma Thomas, Joss Stone, Tom Morello, George Porter Jr., Dr. Lonnie Smith and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Moore’s natural drumming rhythm emerges through blues, heavy me…
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Happy Birthday George