Born: July 7, 1976 Primary Instrument: Bass
Orlando le Fleming Biography Orlando le Fleming was born in Birmingham, England on July 7,1976. Both of his parents are professional musicians; his mother a cellist and his father a composer. His first ambition was to become a professional cricketer, an aim that was realized when he played for five years in the minor counties. After receiving a place at London's Royal Academy of Music, Orlando decided to give up cricket and pursue his love of music.
While based in London, he quickly established himself as one of the UK's most prominent bass players touring and recording with Jason Rebello, Julian Joseph, Iain Ballamy, Tommy Smith, Jean Toussaint and Guy Barker. With the advantage of being based in Europe, Orlando was also in demand to perform and tour with visiting U.S. musicians such as Bill Charlap, Art Farmer, George Coleman, Dave Liebman, Joey Calderazzo and most notably, Branford Marsalis.
Orlando moved to New York in 2003 and became a member of Jane Monheit’s band, a stint that lasted for three years. He also toured and recorded with Billy Cobham’s project “The Art of Five” and was featured on Jimmy Cobb’s “Marsalis Music Honors” album.
More recently Orlando has toured and recorded with The Branford Marsalis Quartet, Seamus Blake, Ari Hoenig, Gilad Hekselman, Will Vinson, Lage Lund, Anat Cohen, David Sanchez and Jeff “Tain” Watts. Orlando’s debut release as a leader, From Brooklyn With Love”, was released in the Spring of 2010. It showcases exceptional talent as a composer and features Antonio Sanchez on drums.
Orlando's notable current and future projects include a co-led band called The Owl Trio (with Will Vinson and Lage Lund) and touring with the Joey Calderazzo trio.
Me Le Fleming served as the band's grounding force- New York Times
Le Fleming's material has a reflective, contemplative quality...whatever the tempo, thoughtful introspection is the general rule. - All About Jazz
The six track offerings clearly shout Le Fleming is a brilliant artist- Birmingham Times
Le Fleming delivers some stunning pizzicato on the stirring ballad Inevitably- Jazz Times
Every inch of this recording speaks eloquently for the art of the rhythm section...... one of the strongest debut albums of the year -Rochester City Newspaper
From Brooklyn with Love is likely to be the start of a long upwardly mobile career for this young bassist, demonstrating all the makings of a pilot project that heralds the unfolding of a major talent with the keenest of ears, deeply expressive technique and penchant for challenge, all couched in a somewhat self-effacing personality- All About Jazz
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