Jay Leonhart

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Birthday
6, 1940
Birthplace
Maryland
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
6, 1940 (age 77)
Birthplace
Maryland

About

Jazz and pop bassist and songwriter, known for his diverse collaborations throughout the music industry.

Before Fame

As a teenager, he and his brother toured the country playing banjos; he attended an array of music schools, including the Juilliard School, and went on to tour with traveling big bands.

Trivia

He has been the recipient of The Most Valuable Bassist from National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences multiple times.

Family Life

He married a singer named Donna Zier, with whom he raised two musical children, Michael and Carolyn.

Associated With

He worked as a studio musician on songs by Queen Latifah.