The Young at Heart Duo is made up of Leo Cavanagh and Phil Smith who have been providing great music for many years in the Napa/Vallejo and North Bay region of Northern California. The instrumentation is Guitar and Saxophone/Clarinet with some vocals by Phil. They kiddingly say that “they play music people use to like.” There is melody, harmony, lyrics you can understand and all at a volume friendly level that you can enjoy. The Young at Heart Duo plays music from the Big Band era, Great American Songbook, Latin Tunes, Duke Ellington, and some originals. You will be tapping your toes and probably singing along with the Duo when you hear them play their special music. We hope to entertain you soon !
Master Woodwind Player | Saxes | Clarinet | Flute – Vocals
Leo Cavanagh has a background in both jazz and classical music. He composed and performed the music for three seasons at the Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival, appeared twice with Arthur Fiedler and the San Francisco Pops Symphony, and led jazz groups in many California jazz festivals. He is the author of two guitar method books and he transcribed the music for the songbooks of Michael Nesmith and Peter Rowan. He taught guitar at both Napa Valley and Solano Community Colleges. He is particularly fond of the music of Duke Ellington and has arranged and recorded an album of his compositions for an acoustic jazz trio.
YOUNG AT HEART DUO – DEMO SONGS