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LEON ANDERSON, JR., is Director of Jazz Studies at Florida State University. He has been featured performer with The Marcus Roberts Trio, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, and the National Orchestra de France, conducted by Seiji Ozawa. His professional recordings include Victor Goines’ Joe’s Blues (1998), To Those We Love So Dearly (1999), and Sunrise to Midnight(2000); Marcus Roberts’ Cole After Midnight Vol. I, (1998); Five By Design’s Club Swing(2001); Richie Summa’s Tear It Down (2001); and Etienne Charles’ Culture Shock(2006). His professional collaborations include performances with numerous artists: David Sanchez, Red Holloway, Donald Brown, Wynton Marsalis, Mike Wolf, Nathen Page, Allan Harris, Stephanie Nakasien, Phyllis Hyman, Barry Greene, Dianne Reeves, Harold Batiste, Donald Harrison, Mary Stallings, Judy Collins, Wessell Anderson, Wycliffe Gordon, Kent Jordan, Oliver Lake, James Moody, Deborah Brown, Rufus Reid, Henry Mancini, Art Farmer, Jason Marsalis, and the Temptations. Mr. Anderson currently performs and tours internationally with Marsalis, Goines, Walter Payton and the Snapbean Band, and the Third Coast Jazz Quintet.