An excellent bassist, Jay Leonhart in addition has had a parallel and occasionally overlapping career being a witty lyricist and occasional singer. As a kid he went to the Peabody Conservatory (1946-1950), and by enough time he visited the Berklee University of Music (1959-1961), he was a jazz musician. He used Pal Morrow (1961) and Mike Longo (1962-1963), and became a active freelance musician in NY. Among Leonhardt’s many organizations had been Marian McPartland (with whom he documented in 1971), Jim Hall, Urbie Green, Chuck Wayne (1976), Phil Woods, Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz, Don Sebesky, Louie Bellson, and pianist Mike Renzi. Leonhart began becoming well-known being a lyricist within the ’80s when he started leading his very own recording periods and began having his music recorded by various other singers. Being a head, Jay Leonhart provides documented for DMP (1983), Sunnyside (1984 and 1988), Nesak (1990), and DRG (1993).