Home / Events / Leonid & Friends
Back to Home

Leonid & Friends

A tribute to the super group Chicago!

Daniels Pavilion

Image of Leonid and Friends on stage during a performance
Image of Leonid and Friends in a promotional portrait
Dec 11, 6:00pm – Dec 11, 8:30pm
Call the Box Office

Event

Leonid & Friends


This 11-piece miracle from Moscow achieved viral fame for their uncanny ability to capture the spirit and musicality of the super group Chicago. Leonid & Friends can replicate Chicago’s complex arrangements, note for note.

Leonid & Friends

Leonid & Friends


Bandleader and founder Leonid Vorobyev is the band’s producer, plays bass and piano, sings lead and backing vocals, transcribes all the musical sources, and he produces, mixes, and masters all audio and video productions.

Vorobyev wasn’t always a fan of horn bands and, as a teenager gravitated to the hard-driving guitar-based sounds of the Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Deep Purple and Grand Funk Railroad. But that all changed when he heard Chicago. He became an instant fan. "I loved so much the brilliant mixture of rock guitars, drums and jazz horns with bright vocal harmonies," he says.

In 2014, Vorobyev decided to indulge his love for the band by gathering a few fellow musicians in a studio to record a video of them playing his favorite Chicago tune, Brand New Love Affair. No charts or scores of the song existed, so Vorobyev transcribed the tune by ear. The result was a YouTube video that quickly went viral. Since then, Leonid & Friends has recorded videos of other Chicago hits, including Make Me Smile, 25 or 6 to 4, and Saturday in the Park.

Video

Join

Enrich your experience of the arts by joining Friends of Artis—Naples and/or Leadership Circle. You’ll enjoy private previews of new exhibitions, invitations to exclusive social events, discounts and more.

More Info

Give

Artis—Naples is Southwest Florida’s leading cultural resource thanks to the generous financial support of loyal donors. Help us continue providing art and educational opportunities to all ages.

More Info

Community

Whether you’re enjoying our entire campus for free during Community Days, making new friends in a Lifelong Learning class or attending an off-campus music performance, we hope to see you soon.

More Info