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Leonard Patton - Vocals and percussion
Colescott Rubin - Bass
Ed Kornhauser - Piano
Vocalist Leonard Patton has been a force in the jazz scene as well as themusical theater scene for many years both locally in San Diego as well as around the country. His newest venture, The Jazz Lounge, is an intimate performance venue that is garnering much attention and acclaim in San Diego. Patton has played and recorded with some of the best musicians in theworld including Peter Sprague, Antonio Sanchez, Geoffrey Keezer, and most recently, multi Grammy-award-winning jazz guitar legend Pat Metheny.
Colescott Rubin is a Boston-based award winning bassist/tubist/vocalist, vaudevillian entertainer, dancer, songwriter, and educator. He has performed in many countries, including Argentina, Spain, Iceland, Mexico, & Russia, and with Grammy-winning artists Esperanza Spalding, Patrice Rushen, Catherine Russell, and John Legend, among others. He’s currently on staff at Berklee College of Music, where he graduated on a Presidential Scholarship. His swing band “Colescott & His Red Hots” has the same name as his grandfather’s band from the 1940s, taking inspiration from his great-grandfather, a New Orleans musician who played with Louis Armstrong over 100 years ago. Aside from the Red Hots, he tours with his musical family variety act, The Rubin Brothers. He just auditioned for America’s Got Talent, and later this year is releasing his first three records, directing the 8 piece brass band for a major league sports team, and making his circus debut as a unicycling multi-instrumentalist.
San Diego-based pianist Ed Kornhauser holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University. His debut album “The Short Years” was released in November, 2020, featuring a quartet and all original compositions.
Ed also plays for The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio (stylized as themattsmithneujazztrio) along with drummer Matt Smith and bassist Mackenzie Leighton. He is featured on all three releases: “Shorthanded” (2013), “RETROgrade” (2016), and “I.Am.Calm” (2017), the last of which feature saxophonist Dayna Stephens and trumpeter Curtis Taylor. Both “RETROgrade” and “I.Am.Calm” were produced by Grammy award-winning producer Kamau Kenyatta.