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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: January 15, 1950    

Mr. Casino has been in show business for the past 30 years. His musical training, beginning at the early age of nine, included work with such musical giants as Stanley Turrentine, Sy Morocco and George Benson in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received a full scholarship to the prestigious Howard University in Washington, D. C.

The first Jazz Major in the United States, he studied under Donald Byrd and the great Quincy Jones.

During his 30-year career, Leo has played with the likes of:

  • Shirley Scott
  • Dr. Lonnie Smith
  • George Benson,
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Timmy Thomas
  • Neil Diamond
  • Mitch Ryder
  • James Brown
  • Wilson Pickett
  • Eddie Floyd
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Spider Martin
  • Jack McDuff
  • Carla Thomas
  • Benny Latimore
  • Roberta Flack
  • Donnie Hathaway
  • Diamond Tooth Mary
  • David Keith
  • Don Johnson
  • Jaco Pastorius
  • Neville Brothers
  • Bobbie Keys
  • Robert Cray Band
  • Meatloaf
  • Viola Wells
  • Donna Summer
  • Gloria Gaynor
  • Grace Jones
  • Bob Marley and
  • Peter Tosh
...
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Featured recording “Return to the Hill”

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Return to the Hill

Self Produced (2007)

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Another night on the town goes to the dogs By GABE BERMAN seize18@aol.com

My buddy Andy flew in from Cincinnati to visit his parents in Boca Raton. I was invited over to their house for dinner and when I arrived, Andy's father and brother-in-law were in a heated discussion about the most effective strategies for betting blackjack. They volleyed back and forth with statistics for almost two hours.

Their conversation must have penetrated my subconscious because the following morning, I woke up with an itch to gamble. Later that evening, I headed to the Mardi Gras Race Track & Gaming Center in Hallandale Beach at 831 N...

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