All Music Guide calls Alex Leonard, “an important mainstay of the Big Apple” and Show Business writes, “superb piano playing… a class act”.
Featured in venues from Manhattan to Las Vegas, Europe and Japan, Alex has performed on stages such as Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall, The Bruno Walter Auditorium, Joe’s Pub, Below 54, The Cutting Room and as 'artist in residence' at The Metropolitan Room in NYC.
A two time MAC Award nominee, Alex has performed in the Cabaret Series at the National Arts Club hosted by Donald Smith. His recordings have received national airplay and reviews from publications such as Jazz Now, Cabaret Scenes, Cadence and All About Jazz
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...Leonard is an important mainstay of the Big Apple, as his 2001 debut release Down in the Depths can attest to. - Bradley Torreano, All Music Guide
... a class act. If you love jazz and Cole Porter, this CD will start your year off right. ...superb piano playing. Alex Leonard and a group of terrific musicians have some serious jazz chops... - David Hurst, Show Business
The kind of smooth, urbane voice that fits Porter to a tee... Leonard is a swinging, sexy pianist... - Jerome Wilson, Cadence Magazine
His piano playing is top draw, betraying thoughts of Bill Evans, Erroll Garner, and Hank Jones. - Dave Nathan, All About Jazz
Staten Island, NY
BFA, MA (MALS Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement)
Piano and voice
Participated in clinics with Joe Morello, Jim Chapin and Danny Gottlieb in tri-state area studios and schools.