Jake K. Leckie, MA

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Jake K. Leckie embraces a wide variety of music from around the world.  Born in Boston, he studied double bass with John Lockwood and began playing professionally at the age of 15.  He attended the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where he studied with Michael Formanek and the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory, and earned a BA in Anthropology with a concentration in Ethnomusicology, and an MA in Audio Science.  He continued his education at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, and with the McGill Baroque Orchestra in Montreal where he also studied with tango composer Victor Simon.  Jake has toured internationally, and performed with a diverse array of artists, including Sixto “Sugarman” Rodriguez, Karl Perazzo, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Don Sonero, Pedro Brull, The Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Cesar Orozco, Cris Jacobs Band, Lyn Taitt, Warren Wolf, Ran Blake, Mike Munford, Matana Roberts, Ursula Rucker, and the String Orchestra of Brooklyn.  He has served on the music ministry of Greater Faith Baptist Church in Baltimore, and Parkchester Baptist Church in the Bronx.  He has engineered recordings for live concerts, and produced studio albums for bands, singer songwriters, jazz groups, tango ensembles, and chamber musicians.  He is active as a film composer, and was recently commissioned by the Baltimore Museum of Art to compose music for the re-opening of the contemporary gallery.  He has held faculty positions at Loyola University Maryland, Maryland Institute College of Art, and The Peabody Conservatory. Contact: 212-563-0255 ext 5, jake@nyartsprogram.org.