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Robert LePley Featuring Tony Yezzo

Tony Yezzo became a professional Jazz Trumpet Player and Singer when he was 18. He got his first trumpet when he was 13 and taught himself to play. Two years later he was asked to appear on TV on the Paul Whiteman TV show, and by the time he was 18, his career was in full swing and he was playing in clubs and hotels in New York City and Upstate New York. At age 23 Tony was drafted into the army and performed with the U.S, Military Band while stationed at West Point. He’s now 83 years old and still singing and swinging.

Mr. Lepley has performed with some of the legendary big bands such as the Glen Miller and Bob Crosby Orchestras, and with well-known contemporary jazz musicians such as Sonny Fortune, Eddie Daniels, and Joe Lovano. He has also had a long and successful career as a composer, arranger, and recording artist. He composed music for the theatre while living in Greenwich Village, and has recorded with jazz singers and instrumentalists over the years. Recently featured in Newsday, Mr. Lepley announced the release of his new CD, "MacDougal St., NYC"

Earlier Event: July 29
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Later Event: August 1
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