VIC FIRTH ARTIST
JOEY DE LEON JR.
Mention Los Angeles-based percussionist Joey De Leon, Jr.'s, name and for most musicians, the first word that comes to mind that describes his playing is "creative". In addition, sensitive, dynamic, exciting and adaptable also characterize his unique musical style.
For the past ten years, Joey has steadily built a reputation as a musician who can play in just about in any situation or genre. From his classical playing days to the folkloric and contemporary ensembles of today, his relentless energy brings a creative effect to every performance.
He was the percussionist for former Earth Wind & Fire band member and Grammy award-winning producer/songwriter/guitarist Al McKay. For several years he performed with him worldwide.
In September 2006, Joey became a member of another Grammy-award winning artist, Poncho Sanchez. "This is a gig a lot of top players would want and the fact that I was selected was a big honor," says Joey. Currently, De Leon is performing with Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band!
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