Drummer, Vocalist, Arranger, Bandleader
Based out of New Orleans, Legacy Jazz Band is available for private events concerts and club performances.
“Smooth sounds, melodic, on-time, able to play a full catalog, this arrangement of musicians is graceful and stylistic,” said Joe Manfredi local broadcast DJ, who hosts Downtown Sounds. “Legacy holds themselves to a high standard and their audience can hear it.”
It was a real pleasure meeting you, having the opportunity to chat a bit. You are a really great guy. And though it was brief, let me tell you that what you did today will live on forever in the hearts of the family. They were beyond grateful and beyond thrilled...Yes, I do think Gods will is smiling down on you... many blessings to you. You are fantastic. I hope to give you a ring for another kind of gig. You're awesome.
I'll be in touch.All the best,
Legacy Jazz Band Comes to Morgan Park
Ian Petillo’s Legacy Jazz Band plays Sunday night's music festival.
By Tony Tedeschi (Open Post) Updated August 12, 2011 at 9:43 am
Ian Petillo brings his band to the stage Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Petillo, along with various combinations of Jazz musicians, can be heard at venues around the North Shore and Mid-Island every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday night.
With his appearance at Morgan Park this summer, a year after his show on the Downtown Sounds stage last year, Petillo and his cohorts complete the unique double of back-to-back appearances at Glen Cove’s downtown/waterside summer music tandem. It also demonstrates that Petillo’s allegiance to classical jazz wears well with audiences regardless of place or time.
“We will mostly play traditional jazz, Dixieland jazz,” Petillo said of this weekend’s concert. “We might do some other stuff as well, but mostly trad jazz.” The band’s repertoire runs the full range from the elegance of a George Gershwin to the down-home music of a Hoagy Carmichael, the sophistication of Duke Ellington to the swing music of the big bands of decades past. They sometimes even add a touch of Latin rhythm from mambo to bossa nova. Petillo is among a number of hometown musical heroes, like Richie Cannata, Marvin Floyd and Ashanti, so concerts here have special meaning for him. “Glen Cove is a great city,” he said. “I grew up and have lots of friends here, so I really feel part of the community. Performing for the city is a real honor.” While Glen Cove may lay claim to the band as its own, the members have performed throughout the U.S., Europe and the Far East. The band’s grasp of its trad jazz genre has not gone unnoticed in the media. Morgan Park is located on Germaine Street at the end of Landing Road. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, Pearsall Avenue.