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Leon Joyce Jr

COUNTRY:  United States

GROUP:  Leon Joyce Trio, Quartet and Quintet

http://www.leonjoycejr.com

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BORN IN: Meriden, CT

LIVES IN: Seaside, CA

DRUMMING SINCE: 1965

CURRENT BAND/PROJECTS: Leon Joyce Trio, Quartet and Quintet, Sista Monica Band, Jamie Davis Band, Nicolas Bearde Quartet, Destiny Muhammad Jazz Trio, 57th St Gallery House Band, freelance in Northern and Central California

BIGGEST INFLUENCES: Philly Jo Jones, Papa Jo Jones, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Ed Thigpen, Billy Cobham, David Garibaldi

FAVORITE ALBUM YOU PLAY ON: “Ramsey Plays Ramsey” and “Time Flies”, Ramsey Lewis

FAVORITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: “Beyond the Bluebird”, Tommy Flanagan Trio feat. Kenny Burrell
“Run for your life”, The Yellowjackets

CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Music Director and drummer for the History Makers PBS Special “An Evening with Smokey Robinson”

FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL: 21″ Phil Collins Signature Raw Bell Dry Ride

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