FINALLY! Angie Aparo and Martin Lesch, two powerhouses in the local scene, get together for an incredible night of music, stories, and virtuosity. Hooray!
SONY/ATV Publishing songwriter Angie Aparo is the talent behind such big hits as Faith Hill's ‘Cry.’ A highly respected and accomplished singer, recording artist and performer himself, Angie has appeared on stage and recordings with Tim McGraw, Edwin McCain, Matchbox20 and Faith Hill to name but a few. His songs have been recorded by Tim McGraw, Edwin McCain, Big & Rich, Sheila E, and Miley Cyrus, among others. Tim McGraw’s 2012 release ‘Emotional Traffic’ included two Angie Aparo co-penned songs: ‘The One’ and ‘Only Human.’ For 2016, Angie Aparo has a new solo album and book in the works, a TV show in development, and is currently writing for several high-profile recording artists.
Martin Lesch spent most of his young life growing up in New York City where he was raised in a musical family. He was exposed to a wide array of musical influences from a young age but always harbored a deep affection for jazz. After studying with Richard Sorce at NYU through his teens, he graduated high school early to study at Berklee College of Music before settling back down in New York.
Lured by a ripe music scene for working players, he transplanted to the Southeast where he currently resides on Hilton Head Island, SC. After touring and releasing Cd’s with his own band for five years, he took to producing, musical directing and accompanying various regional and national acts including a long stint with singer/songwriter Angie Aparo, for whom his work was widely acclaimed.
After an encounter with one of the southeast’s iconic jazz figures, Bob Masteller, Lesch was hired to become a regular player at his club, The Jazz Corner, which has now become one of the most regarded venues for jazz musicians in the world. While doing this, Lesch has still found time to be a featured player on various cruise lines and tours, including a residency in China with guitarist Jackson Evans where they played their exciting brand of jazz to sold out audiences for 90 straight days.