The Paul Leslie Hour Episode #45 – Jordan Critz

Jordan Critz is an award-winning composer and producer based in Nashville. Critz’s music has been heard on many recordings as well as in film and television including Disney, National Geographic, Apple, CBS, PBS, ABC, NBC, ESPN, Lifetime, TEDx. It is our pleasure to present an interview with a very talented and versatile artist whose work will continue to be heard and enjoyed by many.

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The Paul Leslie Hour Episode #17 – Vanessa Perez

The guest on this episode of The Paul Leslie Hour, is Vanessa Perez, a classical pianist, performing and recording artist, born in the United States, but raised in Venezuela.  Recently, Vanessa Perez has embarked on a new live performance project called “New Worlds” with German cellist Jan Vogler, Chinese violinist Mira Wang and American actor Bill Murray.  New Worlds features recitations of classic American poetry and literature concurrent with performance of musical pieces.  There is also a New Worlds album now.

Vanessa Perez is a musical  artist who continues to explore new territory, performing the music of composers from the past and present.

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The Paul Leslie Hour Episode #16 – Jan Vogler

We want you to meet cellist Jan Vogler, his classical music foundation, infectious passion and ability at his instrument are some of the reasons he is seen and heard performing with the most celebrated conductors and orchestras around the world.  In addition to performing the cello in concert, the German born Jan Vogler is fruitful as a recording artist on SONY records, with many releases and more to come.  Through our exclusive interview with musician Jan Vogler, something you’ll see very clear is his zeal for the international art form of music.  Classical music can be blended with other performing arts such as acting, dance and even spoken word poetry.  Along with Chinese violinist Mira Wang, Venezuelan pianist Vanessa Perez, American actor Bill Murray and our special guest Jan Vogler have presented a live performance and studio album called New Worlds.  It’s music and literature featuring Bill Murray as singer and narrator performing American songs from Stephen Foster to Stephen Sondheim along with recitations of classic American poetry and literature.


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Win a copy of “New Worlds,” the new CD by Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends


Listening to New Worlds, the debut album by Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends has been an invigorating experience for me, it’s beautiful to hear the marriage of literature and melodies. Many people know American actor and comedian Bill Murray for his diverse film appearances, but lately he’s been honing another talent: reciting great excerpts of American literature and a little singing too.  Alongside German cellist Jan Vogler, Venezuelan pianist Vanessa Perez and Chinese violinist Mira Wang, Bill Murray has been appearing internationally in concerts singing classic American songs from Stephen Foster to Stephen Sondheim and reading prose and poetry from the great American authors.

This week on The Paul Leslie Hour podcast, we’re presenting two of the great musicians from New Worlds. Listen for a chance to win a free copy of the album!

On the show for Monday, November 13th we present an interview with cellist Jan Vogler.  Following that, on the show for Wednesday, November 15th we present an interview with Vanessa Perez.  You can stream the show from thepaulleslie.com or get a free subscription on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play or Acast.

Listen to these episodes and you will learn everything you need to know to participate in this CD giveaway.  No purchase necessary.

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Visit New Worlds online, and special thanks to Crossover Media and Universal Music Classics – Home to Decca Gold.

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