Kenneth Leonard


Kenneth Leonard

Artist
Kenneth Leonard

Band
Musical Director for Grammy Award Winning Artists: Anthony Hamilton, Tasha Cobbs and Tamia Hill.
 
Nord Quote
“The Nord Stage 2/Piano 2 is at the core of my rig. The piano gives me the warmth I desire without diminishing the true piano sound. The rhodes are impressive with a sound that's unbelievable. The organ module is undeniably the best that there is; and the sample module allows me to edit and import any sound I need which I absolutely appreciate. The possibilities with this board are truly limitless. It makes it really tough to play anything else!
 
Gear
Nord Stage 2 88 key/ Nord Piano 2 88 key
 
Biography
A flair for musicality, Kenneth Leonard Jr. has a natural ardor for musical interpretation that distinguishes him from other musicians. The masterful artistry that he exudes can be attributed to his impressive music mentors and inspirations. It is Leonard’s canny ability to infuse spirituality, originality and passion that brings a rare authenticity to his brand and his sound. His talent, sought after by many, furnishes a unique essence for several musical genres including R&B, Pop, Gospel, and Jazz.
 
Having become a renowned musician, locally and abroad, Kenneth Is currently working as Musical Director/Keyboardist/Vocalist for Grammy Award Winning artists Anthony Hamilton, Tasha Cobbs and Tamia. Previously, he also operated as the Musical Director for the 2012 Fresh Musical Festival featuring Keith Sweat, SMV, Guy, KCi and JoJo with Doug E. Fresh; and also for the first ever 2015 BMI Brunch featuring Tasha Cobbs, VaShawn Mitchell, Jonathan McReynolds and Todd Dulaney.
 
Kenneth's musical prowess has warranted favorable opportunities to travel overseas to perform as Musical Director in places such as Africa, Australia, Japan, and Europe. He has also enjoyed the opportunity to perform with other artists like Jodeci on their UK Reunion Tours (Music Director) and KCi and JoJo on their tours of Japan (Music Director). More artists Kenneth has worked with include an array of prominent artist; namely, Grammy- Nominated Fantasia Barrino and Jaheim, Chrisette Michelle, Lisa McClendon; Stellar Award Winning Artist Kurt Carr and Byron Cage, Karen Clark-Sheard, Kierra Sheard, Dorinda Clark; Jazz Pianist Alex Bugnon, Mike Phillips, Leela James and Actor and Spoken Word Poet Malcolm Jamal Warner.
 
Never too busy for home, Kenneth maintains his commitment to the place where his roots are. At present, Kenneth is the Musical Director for his church, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and for his pastor, Bryan Pierce, who is a phenomenal renowned vocalist. Aside from his musical shrewdness, Kenny also has business savvy which inspired the 2014 inception of his company Stage Right Productions, LLC., a backline rental company for musical production. His life is now coming full circle and showing the fruits of his hard work and preparation.

Studio Recordings
Anthony Hamilton - Spend Christmas With you
Tasha Cobbs - One Place Live
William Murphy - (not yet released)

Websites
http://facebook.com/musikdr
http://facebook.com/HISound
https://instagram.com/musikdr/
http://instagram.com/stagerightnc  

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