David Leonhardt, pianist and band leader is a highly skilled and versatile musician. His twenty five years of professional experience has included T.V. and radio, concerts and festivals, night clubs and private parties. He has recorded over a twenty CDs as leader and guest artist including two popular series Jazz For Dancers and Tap Music For Tap Dancers. He has appeared internationally throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle and Far East. Both he and his ensemble are an in-demand commodity in the sophisticated party scene in New York, Philadelphia and through out the MidAtlantic region.
Starting his professional career at fourteen David played in a highly successful teen rock band playing dances, proms, and nightclubs. He went on to playing keyboard for a year in a roadhouse bar country and western band in the heart of Dixie and then a year on the road with an R and B rock band. Davids love of jazz and Big Band music won out and a decade of work as a freelance pianist in New York City put David Leonhardt in the hottest night spots and performance venues. From Broadway to The Today Show, from The Rainbow Room to The Algonquin, David could be found at the piano making a name for himself. He next established himself as an international performing artist when he toured for ten years giving concerts through out the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, and South America.
At present Mr. Leonhardt is having a ball leading The David Leonhardt Orchestra performing at weddings, private parties, corporate events and public concerts. Over a thousand parties as a band leader has honed David Leonhardts skills in dance music, song selection, tempos and just how to make a party fun and get everyone up on the floor!
David Leonhardt is a nationally noted music educator and has been on the faculty at Lehigh University and Lafayette College. He is a published author with several music method books to his credit and a columnist for Piano Today magazine. He teaches clinics and master classes nationally and is on the roster of Pennsylvania Artist on Tour.
What the critics say...
"David Leonhardt, an intense and swinging artist alert to every mood."
Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times
"The David Leonhardt Trio provided first rate music."
Burt Supree, Village Voice
"The superb David Leonhardt Trio...."
Bob Harrington, New York Post
"Mr. Leonhardt on piano is also musical director. The troupe is fortunate to have him."
Jack Anderson, New York Times
"...David Leonhardt, who played with ease, respect, and good cheer."
Phillip Elwood, San Francisco Chronicle
"Leonhardt explored the piece in a solo that showed his understanding of space as well as notes."
Stuart Troup, New York Newsday
"...a stellar rhythm section , featuring David Leonhardt on piano."
"Backed by the superb David Leonhardt Orchestra, with expert and sensitive piano work by Leonhardt."
"... a fiery solo by pianist David Leonhardt."
Royal Stokes, Washington Post
"Leonhardt is doing just fine in the music world."
Gene Williams, Louisville Courier Journal
"David Leonhardt is a very swinging articulate pianist"
Portland Jazz Notes
"Mr. Leonhardt's Group gives refreshing insight to the music of Georger Gershwin"
"Leonhardt's Jazz Group is Magnificent"
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