Leonard Patton
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Leonard Patton

San Diego, California, United States | INDIE

San Diego, California, United States | INDIE
Band Jazz Singer/Songwriter


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"Leonard Patton's Debut Release: "Love, Life, & Song""

Jazz vocalist Leonard Patton infuses some Love, Life and Song into the jazz world.

Press Release by: Allison Winters

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San Diego based jazz vocalist, Leonard Patton is making quite a name for himself on the Southern California scene as a musician with talent rarely seen in vocalists of this genre. Leonard will be singing and improvising his way into the hearts of jazz aficionados everywhere with the release of his debut CD entitled Love, Life, & Song on June 17.

This montage of melodies includes such tunes as Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song”, Charles Mingus’ “Weird Nightmare”, and a host of originals written by Leonard himself. Accompanied by well-known jazz artists guitarist Peter Sprague, pianist Josh Nelson, drummer Duncan Moore, and bass player Darek Oles, this group brings the right amount of passion and fire needed to make this debut CD release a must listen.

There will be a CD release party being held at Dizzys in downtown San Diego on June 13, and Leonard’s album promises to fill the most zealous of jazz enthusiasts hearts with “Love, Life, and Song.”

- Press Release by: Jerusha Patton


Pass the Drum (2006 Peter Sprague & Pass the Drum)
Love, Life & Song (2008 Solo release)

Songs on the radio:

"Love, Life & Song"
Leonard's Tune"
"Where You Are"
"Redemption Song"
"Calling Me Home"
"The Distant Me"
"Mr. Heartless"
"Crazy Face"
"Weird Nightmare"
"Every Little Kiss"
"Is This Love"
"And I Love Her"
"Christmas On My Mind"



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, Darek Oles, Geoff Keezer, Josh Nelson, Mike Wofford, Bill Cunliffe, Duncan Moore, Mike Bedard (Jordin Sparks), Ken Dow, Jetro Da Silva (Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder) and countless others. He also studied at the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, where he further developed his musical abilities and fed his passion for jazz.

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.