Ronnie Leigh


We are closed for our annual Employee Vacation
September 2nd - September 24th, 2019

The Heidi’s Jazz Club and the Heidelberg Restaurant Cocoa Beach is closed.   Aug 31st - Sept 1st closed early due to Hurricane Dorian and for our 2019 vacation Monday Sept. 2nd through Tuesday Sept. 24th so that our employees have the opportunity to enjoy a vacation with their families. We are thankful for your business and look forward to
seeing you when we reopen Wednesday September 25th.


—excerpt from website bio:

Jazz In The City’s founder and artistic director, Ronnie Leigh, has been impressing audiences for years from Syracuse to Seattle, and from New York City to Istanbul, giving the bands he has performed with leadership and a distinctive flare.

This Albany, New York native and five-time SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) winner has recorded with Cabo Frio on Zebra/MCA records; and with Larry Arlotta on Spirit Jazz. Though primarily a jazz interpreter, he has a variety of musical interests and recently released a debut album on Eiffel Records with his own band, Prime Time Funk.

As a frequent performer in resorts, jazz clubs, and concert halls throughout the country, Canada and the Syracuse Jazz Festival, Ronnie Leigh has shared the stage with The Drifters, Pat Metheny, The Yellowjackets, David Benoit, Special EFX, Spyro Gyra, David Sanborn, Tom Scott, Etta Jones and Jon Hendricks, as well as the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.

His television work includes a program in the locally-based PBS series All American Jazz, serving as a host for the Big Broadcast (live from the Landmark Theater) as well as commercials for the New York State Fair, Syracuse Heart of New York, Hometown Hunger Relief Fund, the Sam Dell Group and C.S.E.A. (Civil Service Employees Association).

Larry Hoyt of WAER Jazz 88 says, “Ronnie Leigh has a smooth, mellow, and multifaceted voice. Whether singing with the Syracuse Symphony or scatting with a small combo, he’s a vocalist with plenty of presence.”

Frank Malfitano, founder and director of the Syracuse Jazz Fest remarks, “Ronnie has never failed to delight audiences whenever he performs. His range, stage presence, engaging style and his love for the music always comes across, whether he’s interpreting MONK, Carmen McRae, Al Jarreau or DUKE. The man’s sensational! In my estimation, he’s one of the finest song stylists working in jazz today.”

Ronnie Leigh
Just a reminder, we now have a brand new Park Garage right across the street from our entrance! Beautifully illuminated, and very nicely accessible with elevators and restrooms.