DCW’s Weekend Opening Act 2-2-2018

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Our Opening Act this week was Leo Maxey. Leonard Maxey is a Baltimore area trumpeter. He began his musical studies under the tutelage of his father and Dr. Darian Washington. The night will consist of Gospel inspired jazz and jazz standards.

Leo holds tenure with the Whitt Williams Big Band, the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, and has performed with David Murray Big Band, Irene Jalenti, and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.

He studied jazz at Peabody with Gary Thomas, Michael Formanek, Alex Norris, Tim Murphy, Blake Meister, and Paul Bollenback.

Leo played at Twins Jazz, a lounge where jazz lovers can congregate in geniality and ambiance sharing our love and celebration of a common style of music. Twins Jazz perpetuates and cultivates “authentic” straight-ahead traditional jazz while uniquely incorporating fine dining, featuring a combination of American, Ethiopian and Caribbean cuisine in a warm embracing atmosphere.