Third Wednesday Jazz Series
Featuring Ian Hoke and The Leister Quartet
The Leister Quartet performs a sophisticated menu of Swing, Jazz, and Blues standards mixed with original compositions. Monte Leister fronts the quartet bringing his decades of musical experience, Miles and Zion’s prodigy and passion fill out the rhythm section.
Ian Hoke is a classically trained pianist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer and songwriter from Westminster Maryland. A recent graduate from Carroll Community College, receiving his AFA in Music, Ian has been playing and performing on piano for the majority of his life. He began taking interest in piano primarily because of his grandfather, who is a professional jazz pianist. His frequent visits and his love of piano left an impression on Ian at a young age, and his love for music, whether it be performing, writing, listening, studying, jamming, or any of the like, has only grown exponentially since then. Even though Ian has only taken classical lessons, he is also well versed in the realms of jazz, rock and gospel music.