Generations of Jazz Quintet
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.
Over the past two decades, Freddie Hendrix has become one of the most in demand trumpeters in Jazz, and beyond. Also an accomplished composer, arranger and educator, the Teaneck, New Jersey native’s skill and versatility has resulted in him working with a wide array of performers that range from the Count Basie Orchestra and The Christian McBride Big Band, to Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys.
Adam Brenner, originally from Passaic, New Jersey, started his professional career playing and sitting in at many of the local jazz clubs in the Newark, NJ, area at the age of 19. During this time, he got to perform with people such as Eddie Gladden, John Patton, Gloria Coleman, Johnny Lytle, Vinnie Burke and others.
He performed at the NAJE convention in Philadelphia and the Kool Jazz Festival in Saratoga, NY, with guest performer pianist Barry Harris.
In 1982, Adam began a long association with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and participated in several world tours and recording sessions alongside Milt Jackson, Arnett Cobb, bassist George Duvivier, Harry “Sweets” Edison and “Illinois” Jacquet.
As freelance artist around the New York and New Jersey area, he performed and recorded with vocalist Mel Torme, Vernel Fournier, George Coleman, Harold Mabern, Jamil Nasser, Slide Hampton, Charles Davis and bassist and composer Bill Lee. He has led various ensembles and has had perform alongside such legends as Stan Getz, Lou Donaldson, George Benson, Elvin Jones, Wynton Marsalis and Dizzy Gillespie. He has recorded with Lionel Hampton, Mel Torme’ and George Coleman.
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