Bandleader – Piano
About the “Generations of Jazz Quintet”…. Leonieke Scheuble (pianist, leader)
Leonieke (pronounced “Lay-o-nee-ka”) was just 10 years old when jazz great Dr. Lonnie Smith was shown a clip of her playing piano and gifted her with a Hammond organ. Three years later, she would go on to win “Best Up and Coming Young Artist” at the Hot House Fan Decision Awards. A recipient of the Governor’s Award for “Exceptional Promise in Music” as well as two International Women in Jazz awards, Leonieke is also a TEDx speaker. Her first of two CDs “Debut”, was recorded by renowned engineer, Rudy van Gelder and features NEA Jazz Master, Jimmy Cobb.
One of the most respected names in the history of Jazz, bassist Bill Crow has worked with virtually every iconic jazz musician in the industry: from Stan Getz, Zoot Sims and Benny Goodman, to Marian McPartland, Duke Ellington and Antonio Carlos Jobim. He is also a well known writer with books that are on the shelves of nearly every jazz lover and musician (Jazz Anecdotes and From Birdland to Broadway). His boundless energy and creative spark proves the adage that “age is just a number.”
Nick Scheuble has performed or recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Ray Barretto, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, Dave Valentin, David Berger, The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, and Eric Alexander, as well as being Grammy nominee, Chico Mendoza’s percussionist for over 25 years.
Recently completing a tour of Moldova (former Soviet Union), Nick has also performed at Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Village Gate, Café de Muze (Belgium), Aaron Davis Hall, John Harms Center, Mechanics Hall, and other noted venues throughout America and Europe.
Leslie “Chuggy” Carter
Leslie J. “Chuggy” Carter us a noted American percussionist who was born and raised in Harlem, New York City, Early jobs in a rehearsal studio, as a roadie, and in a music store convinced him that a musical life would be his career. He was very fortunate to have had Papo Daddiego as his teacher and mentor.
Chuggy’s drumming style is greatly influenced by Afro-Cuban and Brazilian traditions, as well as many other world rhythms. He has performed on stages around the world, and has performed on film and television scores.