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Leonieke Scheuble
Leonieke started to play piano after being inspired by "Ray", a movie based on the life of Ray Charles. Without any prior musical training, she began to spend great lengths of time at the piano creating pieces that were rhythmically interesting and compositionally balanced. She was 5 or 6.
 
At age 7, Leonieke recorded a handful of pieces including two of her own compositions. This was brought to the attention of Steve Ash, a highly respected Jazz pianist, who then agreed to take her on as a student. She has been with him ever since.
 
Along with vocalist Antoinette Montague, two of the world’s most respected jazz organists have also played pivotal roles in Leonieke’s development. The first is Joey DeFrancesco who introduced her to his Hammond B-3 at Dizzys Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center) in February of 2011. The second is Lonnie Smith, who after meeting and hearing a clip of Leonieke, arranged for a Hammond organ to be delivered to her as a gift. Another important influence is Bob Belden, former A&R Blue Note records. Mr. Belden introduced Leonieke to Herbie Hancock and had become a mentor until his untimely passing.
 
In October of 2013, Leonieke was one of two musicians featured for an hour long special called "The Future of Jazz" over radio station WBGO (America’s premier jazz radio station). Later that month, she entered the studio of Rudy Van Gelder, widely regarded as the greatest engineer in jazz history, and began recording her first professional album, "Debut". Among the musicians contributing their talents to this recording is NEA Jazz Master, Jimmy Cobb. Shortly after its release, the legendary jazz club, Birdland, added "Debut" to their house system. Her 2nd release, "Live in the Studio" (2016) was the subject of four published articles in allaboutjazz magazine where jazz writer David Orthmann documented the entire process from rehearsal through the three day recording session. In September 2015, Leonieke was named "Best Up and Coming Young Artist"- Hothouse NYC Fans Decision Awards, her most prestigious honor to date. She can be seen performing regularly as a featured artist or leading her trio at many of New York and New Jersey’s finest Jazz venues.
contact: nickscheuble@gmail.com
homepage: www.leoniekescheuble.com
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Discography
Debut
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recorded October and November 2013 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Leonieke Scheuble, organ, piano
Jimmy Cobb, drums
Live In The Studio
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Leonieke Scheuble, organ, piano
Andy Farber, tenor sax
Mark Whitfield, guitar
Duane Eubanks, trumpet
Mark Gross, alto sax
Steve Davis, trombone
Tim Givens, bass
Nick Scheuble, drums

 
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