Michael Leonhart

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Growing-up in New York City in a musical environment that included a father that was a professional bassist, along with a mother and sister who made careers as vocalists, Michael Leonhart seemed destined to find his own path into the world music.  Having studied a variety of instruments as a young child, Michael turned his attention to the trumpet when he was ten years old – and never looked back.  At only 38 years old, Michael has already established himself a first call studio and touring musician, producer and solo artist.  Having performed with countless artists, including Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs, Yoko Ono, David Byrne, James Brown, Ringo Starr, Eric Claption, Levon Helm, Phish, Steve Winwood, and so many others, not to mention what has turned out to be a sixteen year career with Steely Dan and Donald Fagen, it’s a wonder how he’s managed to produce seven stellar solo projects.  And top it off, he recently co-produced Donald Fagen’s “Sunken Condos.”  Inside MusiCast is please to welcome Michael Leonhart.