Leslie Odom, Jr. in Concert

Leslie Odom Jr. (c)Nathan Johnson

Leslie Odom, Jr. in Concert
Special performance by the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

Presented by the Rotary Club of Monterey, the law firm of Kennedy, Archer & Giffen
and KSBW 8/Central Coast ABC/Estrella TV

Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:30 PM
Monterey Conference Center Serra Ballroom
Doors open at 6:30 PM

All proceeds benefiting the Monterey Jazz Festival’s music education programs

There are four price level General Admission sections:

  • $150 gold circle (includes artist meet & greet), 100 seat capacity  SOLD OUT!
  • $100 silver section, 800 seat capacity
  • $75 bronze section, 672 seat capacity
  • $45 back section, 128 seat capacity

There will be a $3 per ticket fee for tickets sold online and via telephone for all prices.
There will be a $4.50 fee added for any tickets mailed via first class mail by Etix and $19.95 fee for any tickets delivered via Federal Express by Etix.
There is no delivery fee for print-at-home tickets.

Tickets can be purchased through our website and by calling the Etix call center at  888.248.6499.
Tickets will not be available at the door.


Presenting Sponsors:


Distinguished Sponsors:

Leslie Odom, Jr. (c)Jim Stone


Multifaceted performer Leslie Odom, Jr. completed his run on Broadway starring as “Aaron Burr” in the original cast of the blockbuster hit musical, Hamilton, a role that earned him the 2016 Tony Award for Lead Actor in a Musical. He is also a Grammy Award-winner as a principal soloist on Hamilton’s Original Broadway Cast Recording, which won the 2016 award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Odom, Jr. made his Broadway debut at the age of 17 in Rent, before heading to Carnegie Mellon University’s prestigious School of Drama, where he graduated with honors. He is the recipient of a 2002 Princess Grace Award for Acting, which is dedicated to identifying emerging talent in theater, dance and film.

Additional theater credits include Leap of Faith on Broadway, for which he won the 2012 Astaire Award for Outstanding Male Dancer on Broadway and was nominated for a Drama League Award; the 2014 musical Venice, which also played at The Public Theater; and the Encores! Off-Center production of Tick, Tick... Boom! which was his first time working with Hamilton creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

On the small screen, Odom, Jr. is best-known for his portrayal of “Sam Strickland” in the NBC musical series, Smash and his recurring role as “Reverend Curtis Scott” on Law & Order: SVU. He’s also appeared in episodes of Gotham, Person of Interest, Grey’s Anatomy, House of Lies, Vanished, and CSI: Miami. On the big screen he starred in the 2012 film, Red Tails, opposite Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr. and David Oyelowo. In 2017, he was in Kenneth Branagh’s reimaging of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express featuring an all-star cast including Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Dame Judi Dench, and others.

Leslie’s debut solo album, Leslie Odom, Jr, was released in June 2016 on S-Curve Records and quickly rose to number one on the Billboard and iTunes Jazz charts. Leslie made his Monterey Jazz Festival debut in 2017 at MJF60.

Odom Jr. was raised in Philadelphia, and currently resides in New York City.