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 and a well known performer in the Bay Area. Anthony’s original songs are regularly played on KPIG Radio. In high school he was the jazz guitarist for the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band. 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." In June 2020, Anthony Arya received the prestigious award of Presidential Scholar in the Arts awarded by the US Department of Education to 20 graduating high school seniors.
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.