Jay Leonhart has been recognized as a very accomplished bass player for a long time now. He has been named the Outstanding Bassist In the Recording Industry three times and is always mentioned when the discussion turns to the outstanding . At age thirteen, while playing banjo with his brother in a dixieland band in Baltimore, Jay watched and listened to the bass player and knew that the bass was the instrument he would play forever.
Since that time Jay has been privileged to play with the likes of Judy Garland, Duke Ellington, Thad...
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Live Music and Humor: Jay Leonhart and Josh Nelson at Vitello’s
By Don Heckman
Studio City, CA. What is there to say about a bassist who is a prime jazz player, sings, and writes his own hilariously whimsical songs?
A lot, actually, if his name is Jay Leonhart, who had a full house audience in stitches at Vitello's Saturday night, aided by the brilliant support of pianist Josh Nelson. Josh Nelson and Jay Leonhart
But no description of what Leonhart did in his 1˝ hour set can do ful...