Life is a Cabaret
Life is A Cabaret is a trio including Anthony Arya along with Tom Leitzke and Kylan deGhetaldi from Hot Jazz Swing. The trio has created a unique style of jazz, including swing, stride, and standards. Song selections range from "Fly Me To the Moon," "The Entertainer" to "Minnie the Moocher" along with originals all in the vibe of a Great Gatsby party!
"Anthony Arya is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter that has well established his musical presence in the Bay Area. He received earlier this year a Santa Cruz NEXTies award for the 'Under 18 Person of the Year.' In 2018, Anthony was on Season 15 of NBC's The Voice. His coach, Adam Levine said, 'You are so special dude. People are going to fall madly in love with how you perform.' Anthony’s original songs are regularly played on KPIG Radio. Anthony is also a jazz musician, and he was a member of the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band."
Kylan DeGhetaldi is a singer, songwriter and established Ragtime piano player who solidified his extraordinary talent and energetic style performing with Postmodern Jukebox nationally and abroad. Kylan also introduced Santa Cruz to “Ragtime” with two festivals and is a global Ragtime competitor and composer for “21st Century Ragtime”.
Tom Leitzke has been bringing together co-host Kylan deGhetaldi and other talented musicians for a night of “retro nouveau” Jazz Age music since 2016. Creating danceable, family friendly events attracting swing dancers and jazz aficionados of all ages, throughout the Bay Area.