|Please see flyer image below. You are cordially invited to attend a celebration of the success of our first Florida All People’s Day Diversity Festival. We had originally planned to make this a beach party; but a wonderful opportunity to join together with other artists while helping a Haiti relief fund was just too good to pass up. This free joint event will take place on Sunday May 2 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, at 115 NE 4th Ave and 1st Street in Delray Beach. The event will feature live entertainment by Leo Casino, a Grammy-nominated saxophonist, composer and activist who reaches people through his jazz music. Leo Casino’s son, Dr. Leo Casino’s III is a Neurosurgeon at Jackson Hospital in Miami, the first US Hospital to send Physicians to Haiti. Dr. Leo Casino III and his associates are planning to build a more stable, earthquake-resilient Hospital in Port-au-Prince. This growing group is determined to work 24/7 to accomplish this goal. Those who would like to contribute to this cause can do so by purchasing a music video, a $5 dinner, or making a larger donation. Artists and musicians will have an opportunity to entertain and/or be entertained. Please bring a chair. See you there!
CONCERT FOR BURIAL OF HAITIAN EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS:
Please come to Bar 721,721 Lincoln Road Lane this Sunday, January 17th at 7pm for a benefit to bury my partner and friend’s family in Haiti. Performing will be the great Maryel Epps, Reggie Barrett,Khalilah Ali, former wife of Muhammad Ali and many of my friends who will come and share… their music and love.
Thank you from the top and bottom of my heart.
East Liberty Presbyterian Church
Back to the Hill Film Screening
Saturday, September 2, 2006
1:00pm and 6:00pm
Free to the general public!
This documentary by Dr. Leo Casino highlights the risks that young people face on the streets of Pittsburgh as well as the positive efforts being made to reduce gun violence and to alleviate grief when families lose children to street violence.
LEO CASINO: BAND LEADER, LEAD VOCAL, COMPOSER, SAX, FLUTE, ACTOR AND FILM PRODUCER.
Miami’s Jazz Saxophonist Leo Casino along with National Smooth Jazz Recording Artists Pamela Williams and Ken Navarro will headline Memphis, TN 1st Annual Jazz & Artz Festival on Saturday May 18th 2002. Mr. Casino will be on Channel 3 Early Morning Show on Friday, May 17th 2002 and on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Casino will do a pre-festival performance at Mars Music, in Memphis, TN. After his performance in Memphis, TN, Mr. Casino will be traveling to Kingston, Jamaica to performance in the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival from May 23rd to May 26th 2002.
|Jazz artist Leo Casino holds the extraordinary distinction of being the first Jazz Major in the USA where he studied under the great Donald Byrd and Quincy Jones at the best and prestigious Howard University, Washington, DC. Mr. Casino released his debut single “Better Days” after the September 11th “Attack on America” Leo sends a strong message in both songs “Better Days” and “Gods’ Love” to everyone in America. Leo has performed with many other great artists such as: George Benson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Neil Diamond, Jimi Hendrix, Donny Hathaway, Peter Tosh, Neville Brothers, Miles Jaye, Bob Marley, Gloria Gaynor, Robert Flack, Lionel Richie (see photo), Grace Jones, Meat Loaf and Jaco Pastorius to name a few.
|Mr. Casino is under the management of Jazzid Entertainment & Productions, Corp., based outside of Memphis, TN , MIAMI Telephone (305-754-2336). Sax tress Pamela Williams trademark sultry performances and stunning looks set her apart from her peers and landed her on Billboard’s specialty charts. Her debut album, “Saxtress” met with critical acclaim and included guest vocals by Patti Labelle and Teena Marie (Ms. Williams is Teena Marie’s musical director). Ken Navarro is considered one of the top live Contemporary Jazz acts on the touring scene today. He has performed and recorded with artists as diverse as Doc Severinesen, Nell Carter, John Pattitucci, Dave Koz and Gregg Karukas. Navarro was recently awarded the Smooth Jazz Award for Video Achievement at the 1st Annual Smooth Jazz Awards. In 1997 I had the opportunity to play with Mr. Leo Casino ,when he was playing at the Taurus and his drummer didn’t show up that night!There I was and played that night with his band. I had later an opportunity to play with him again! but I can tell you that night was a nightmare, because
|being out of playing drums for the last past 7 years, I lost the consistence needed when you play drums. On the next morning my all body was hurting me like an 80 years old man. Today, if I’m back in the music scene is because that night I got the feeling that music was calling me back. I’m more than grateful to Leo Casino, who made me play the drums again.