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Leon Joyce Jr

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP Leon Joyce Trio, Quartet and Quintet      

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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