- By Karen Vock
- Photo Courtesy of the Artist
He’s more than Aaron Burr, sir. That’s right, wait for it… Grammy® and Tony Award®-winner Leslie Odom, Jr. is coming to Walt Disney Concert Hall for one night only Friday December 8 at 8 pm. This deft, stylish and charismatic star turned both heads and hearts with his magnificent portrayal of Aaron Burr in the original company of Broadway mega blockbuster HAMILTON.
The worldwide attention that role brought to Odom has given him the chance to showcase his musical talents even further in two well received solo albums released in the past year. Odom’s self titled debut album of jazz standards included soulful new interpretations of beloved personal favorites including “Look for the Silver Lining,” a new arrangement of “The Guilty Ones” from Spring Awakening, and the lush, gorgeous single “Autumn Leaves.” A second, equally stunning album of newly reinterpreted holiday classics entitled SIMPLY CHRISTMAS has just been released featuring jazz versions of holiday Christmas gems including “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “The Christmas Song,” “First Noel” and many more.
At Disney Hall, Odom will surely delight audiences with his warm and oh so elegant voice in a selection of songs from both recordings, backed by a four-piece combo. You’ll want to be in the room where this happens, so get your tickets now!
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