The music of composer Harry Warren
A Coffee House summer music fest event,
featuring Alex Leonard
6:30 PM | Program
7:30 PM | Dinner
Open to Coffee House and Salmagundi members
Free to attend
Dinner is limited to 45 seats
Beat the heat with the Coffee House summer music fest, bringing you refreshing musical treats every Wednesday night throughout the month of August!
Pianist and singer Alex Leonard will perform the works of award-winning (though still relatively unknown) composer Harry Warren. Join us in discovering some of Warren’s remarkable music with newfound appreciation in the expert hands of Alex Leonard.
If you plan to stay for dinner, please add the dinner ticket when RSVP-ing via Eventbrite to guarantee your reservation. The a la carte menu will be available.
About the Composer
Salvatore Guaragna (aka Harry Warren) — Three of his songs won Academy Awards, eight others were nominated. His melodies have been in more movies than any other composer. He had eighty-one Top 15 hits, twenty-three of which went to number one. Forty-two of his songs made the Top 10 list on Your Hit Parade, more than even Irving Berlin. His songs have been performed by superstars such as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole and continue with today’s pop singers such as Carly Simon, Willie Nelson, Cher, Amy Winehouse and Beyonce. His compositions are among the best known in the great American songbook yet he is perhaps most famous… for not being famous.
Salvatore Guaragna / Harry Warren passed away in 1981 leaving a remarkable catalog of music including a beautiful Latin mass written for the Catholic Church. Compositions include: At Last, An Affair to Remember, The Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Forty Second Street, I Found A Million Dollar Baby, I Had the Craziest Dream, I Know Why, I Only Have Eyes For You, Innamorata, Jeepers Creepers, Lullaby of Broadway, Zing a LittleZong, The More I See You, On The Atchison Topeka and The Santa Fe, Remember Me, Down Argentine Way, You’ll Never Know, That’s Amore, You’re My Everything, We’re In The Money, You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby, There Will Never Be Another You, Serenade in Blue, September in the Rain, I’ve Got A Gal in Kalamazoo, I’ll String Along With You, I Wish I Knew, This Heart of Mine, Lulu’s Back in Town, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me… and many more!
About the Musician
With elegance, style and grace, international performing artist Alex Leonard has been featured in venues from Manhattan to Las Vegas, Europe and Japan. He has performed on stages such as Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Bruno Walter Auditorium, Joe’s Pub, Below 54, The Cutting Room, The Smith Center and Off-Broadway. Alex’s recordings have received national airplay and enthusiastic reviews from publications such as Jazz Now, Broadway World, Cabaret Scenes, Cadence and All About Jazz.
He has been a featured guest on many programs including CUNY-TV, Bloomberg Radio’s The Business of Show Business and host of The Golden Apple Cabaret Hour on Sunday evenings on WVOX 1460- AM in New York.