Leonard Patton - vocals
Some people are born to sing. Leonard Patton was just born singing. From his elementary school days when he requested hall passes in order to test the acoustics of the school's hallways, to his college days of choir and ensembles, Leonard Patton was born singing and he has yet to stop.
While attending Mesa Community College, Leonard discovered his musical niche for jazz. Leonard's rich, smoky voice, unique style and sensational scattin' soon gained him entrance into San Diego's jazz scene. Since then this versatile vocalist has been performing and recording with such notable artists as Peter Sprague, Holly Hofman, Bob Magnusson, Jim Plank, Mike Wofford, Bill Cunliffe, Derek Nievergelt (Terence Blanchard), Duncan Moore, Kevin Hennessy, John Opferkuch, John Leftwich, Mitch Manker, Mike Bedard, Ken Dow, Rob Thorson, Chiara Civello, Jetro Da Silva (Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder) and countless others.
He then transferred to the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, where he further developed his musical abilities and fed his passion for jazz. Finally, he finished his music training at Chapman University in Orange County where he performed in numerous concerts, recitals and jazz events.
From Marley to Metheny, from Sting to Stevie - Leonard's influences have been vast and varied; thus encouraging a unique style all his own. With an extensive collection of jazz standards and samba tunes at his command, Leonard has been singin', stylin' and scattin' his way into the hearts of jazz and music lovers everywhere - born singin' and yet to stop.