Joe Leader

Eros Ramazzotti

Artist Facts:

Nationality: United Kingdom
Artist Since:2017
Influences:Dave Koz | Grover Washington Jr. | Lucille Order Leader
Favorite Road Snack:Gluten free chicken | Mayo | Salad sandwich
Favorite Car:BMW 318i Classic
Favorite Book:The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz
Favorite Movie:The Last Samurai
Favorite TV Show:24 | Quantum Leap | Star Trek
Favorite Band:James Brown | The J.B.'s | Santana | Eros Ramazzotti
Favorite Cartoon Character:Optimus Prime
Mac or PC:Mac for music, PC for general admin/photoshop and touring
iPhone or Android:Android
Facebook or Twitter:Facebook and Twitter in that order
Vinyl or Digital Download:Digital Download
Beatles or Stones:Both!
Favorite Type of Venue:Arena
Favorite Things To Listen To:Jazz | Soul | RnB
What is most fun for your band:The thrill of playing live to an enthralled audience, and taking them on an emotional journey to heal their hearts...and help them to believe that anything is possible !
For me, music is:The food of life !
Farthest distance traveled to see a band:100+ miles
Favorite or most inspirational place to write music:In my project studio at home. living with my best friend...good vibes !
What piece of music memorabilia do you wish you owned:Charlie Parker's's a piece of history.

Artist Bio:

Joe has spent all of his life playing music. Born into a musical family (his mother, Lucille Orden Leader, is a professional concert pianist), Joe and his first band won the “Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Awards” aged sixteen. He went on to study music at London’s Guild Hall school of Music and then at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Joe’s first class honours degree in Music Technology from LCMM enabled him to produce his own debut album and subsequent EP’s & Singles. As a D'Addario sponsored artist, with over 100,000 fans on Facebook, Joe’s debut album, Seductive Sax, has 135 global radio plays per week and reached the Top 20 in the US Jazz charts. His incredible career has taken him all over the world, performing on stage with such greats as Eros Ramazzotti, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Stephen Gately, Pharrell Williams, Joss Stone, Sandie Shaw, Beverley Knight, Dave Koz, Gerald Albright and Mindi Abair. When he is not seducing fans across the world with his saxophone, Joe can be found practicing Aikido, a Japanese martial art in which he has a 2nd Degree Black Belt. Both, says Joe, help to focus mind, body and soul on his art.


Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sydmonton Festival – July 1996 (performed alongside Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Linda Brava)

Cape Town ‘Jazzathon’ (Featured Artist with Camillo Lombard) - Jan 2002

60th Anniversary D-Day Celebrations/Literary Festival in Trouville, France – 2004

“Joe Leader Collective” Gala show at Cafe De Paris – Sep 2007 (20-Piece showband in association with Absolut Vodka)

Featured with The Symphony Orchestra of India – Indian Cultural Festival (Mumbai and Chennai) – Jan 2011

Global Angels Awards show (The Brewery, London, England) – Dec 2012 (with Joss Stone, Beverley Knight and Sandie Shaw)

Featured shows at The Leicester Square Theatre, London, England – June 2012/2013 • Debut performance on the ‘Dave Koz & Friends at Sea’ Smooth Jazz cruise – Oct 2013 (with Dave Koz, Gerald Albright and Mindi Abair).

Debut performance at The Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean St, London – Feb 2014

Featured soloist with Italian Pop legend, Eros Ramazzotti - Perfetto World Tour 2015/16.