THOMAS SLEEPER'S RE:JOYCE
T
emenos I—Faculty Artist Recital in March 2013 at the University of Miami Gusman Concert Hall Jose Leonardo Leon Premiered the Solo Version of Thomas Sleeper's re:Joyce for Bass Trombone at the Frost School of Music University of Miami. After the performance, the South Florida Classica Review wrote about it and it was fantastic!!! below the excerpt of the review
"Re: Joyce, Opus B, a showpiece for bass trombone, is based on James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake, even including a drinking song from the novel in a central episode. The electronics that substituted for the orchestral part did not really do justice to the churning instrumental timbres. Still, you had to love the growls, muted wails and crackling roars Jose Leonardo Leon drew from the instrument, devilishly conceived by Sleeper. With a capital soloist like Leon and a full orchestra, this work could be a real crowd pleaser". By: 
Lawrence Budmen

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Interview for the CU Boulder College of Music website by: Jessie Bauters

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08/12/17

Earl St. Clair at the Def Jam Recordings Show


09/12/17

Faculty Concert/ Cleveland Orchestra Brass

University of Colorado Boulder

Gabrieli Brass Night


09/28/17

​CU Symphony Orchestra

Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel, Debussy's La Mer

​Mackey Auditorium


10/17/17

Faculty Tuesday Wind Camerata/Stravinsky Octet

University of Colorado Boulder


12/16/17
Wyoming Symphony Orchestra

Christmas Time is Here! with Rich Ridenour, Piano


02/11/18

Andrea Bocelli America Tour
American Airlines Arena

Miami, FL


02/12/18
University of Central Florida School of Music
Trombone Choir, Dir. Luis Fred

Blue Topaz
Orlando, FL


02/14/18
Andrea Bocelli America Tour
Amalie Arena

Tampa, FL


03/07/18

Doctoral Recital Vol. 3 (Final DMA Recital)

University of Colorado Boulder Grusin Concert Hall

Music by: Stephenson, Sleeper, Rodriguez, and Mangelsdorff


04/18/18

University of Arkansas School of Music

Guest Artist Recital

Fayetteville, AK


04/19/18
University of Arkansas School of Music
Ian Dicke's Concerto for Bass Trombone
New Music Ensemble. Dr. Ben Lorenzo, conductor

Fayetteville, AK


05/29/18

Trumpeter Bob Montgomery 

Big Band Jazz Recording Session

Denver, CO


06/02/18

Patriot Brass Concert

Summit Music Hall

Denver , CO


07/04/18

​Longmont Symphony Orchestra

July 4th Concert in the Park

Thompson Park 

​Longmont, CO


11/09/18
Tony Succar, Pablo Gil & Raices Jazz Orchestra
FIU Music Series at the Wertheim

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall 
7:30 pm
​Miami, FL





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ROBERT SPILLMAN'S CONCERTO FOR BASS TROMBONE
The Spanish version of Jose Leonardo Leon complete analysis, Theretical, Historical,and Performance of Robert Spillman's Concerto for Bass Trombone has b
een published in two parts on the prestigious International Trombone online page Revista Española de Trombones

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Performer and educator, Doctor of Musical Arts in Trombone Performance and Pedagogy, classical, jazz, and commercial, among other genres. The following pages introduce detailed information regarding my performance experience, teaching philosophy, media, and education resources.

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