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1/1/2014

I just came back from an incredible 5 day trip to Costa Rica! While there, I played as a special guest with the Big Band from the Centro National De Le Musica and 4 nights at a great little club called El Sotano in Barrio Amon. The shows included drummer Rodolfo Zuñiga’s tribute to Nancy Wilson/ Cannonball Adderely featuring singer Karla Gutierrez and a night of original arrangements with her group “Solstice”.

I was completely taken aback by the level of respect for the music the audience showed night after night.  Even in a packed house, they remained quiet and attentive till the songs had finished.  I am very thankful to Rodolfo, Karla, Kenneth Jimenez and countless others who were so hospitable and made my experience to Costa Rica so special!

For the rest of my winter break, I will be working hard composing and arranging for the Henry Mancini Instute Jazz Septet led by Terence Blanchard (a.k.a. Terence Ensemble).

As always, I will continue to lead a weekly jam session at The Fish House every Wednesday from 7pm-11pm. I love playing this gig with friends every week and would love to see you there!

 

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Welcome to my new website, DavidLeonJazz.com. I am thrilled that you're here! Please feel free to explore the site and learn more about me and my music.

A very special thank you to Rick Perez of Tesseract Consulting for creating my website. Click here to contact him.

Special thanks to Michelle Guerra and Guy Manning for their help with website photos as well.