Leslie DeShazor

Sunday, December 26, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm$20
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Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance

(Seatings begin at 5p & 8:45p respectively)


2021 MPower Grant Recipient and  2021TedX speaker  Leslie DeShazor was named one of thirty Professional Movers and Shakers in the Performing Arts by Musical America in 2019.  Violist, violinist, composer and arranger Leslie DeShazor is in demand as a soloist, teacher and recording artist.  Though classically trained, Mrs. DeShazor is a talented and diverse musician.  As a soloist, she has performed with the Toledo Symphony.  She is a freelance artists who performs and has performed with The Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra, Michigan Sinfonietta, CutTime Simfonica, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Flint Symphony, The River Raisin Ragtime Revue and Ann Arbor Symphony as well as jazz ensembles, Leigh Daniels Ensemble the Detroit-based, Musique Noire and Straight Ahead. 

She has performed and recorded with international, Grammy award winning R&B stars, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and Aretha Franklin and Grammy award winning gospel artists Fred Hammond, Michael W. Smith and Donnie McClurkin.  She has also had the pleasure of performing with jazz greats such as Roy Hargrove, Steve Wilson, Pat Metheny, Sheila Jordan, Diane Schuur, Regina Carter, Xavier Davis and Marcus Belgrave. She has recently expanded her versatility musically playing both viola and violin as a part of award winning hit musicals Hamilton and Hello Dolly. 

An experienced instructor, she currently teaches students of Detroit with instructional music programs offered through the Detroit Symphony Orchestra,  the Sphinx Organization and her own private studio..  A native of Michigan, Mrs. DeShazor holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.



Sunday, December 26, 2021
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm