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Bob Leatherbarrow

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Bob Leatherbarrow has been a top drummer for both the studios and live performances ever since he moved to Los Angeles from Buffalo, New York in 1978.  A working professional since the age of 14, Bob has been playing with top musicians in all-different musical settings for most of his life.  He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts.

Bob has played with a long list of great jazz artists like Ernie Watts' Quartet (for over 25 years), Joe Farrell, Peggy Lee, Victor Feldman, Horace Silver, Doc Severinsen, Howard Roberts, John Klemmer, Jack Sheldon, Rosemary Clooney, Natalie Cole, The Bill Holman Band, Bob Florence Jazz Orchestra, Bill Watrous' Wildlife Refuge Big Band, Mike Barone's Big Band, Bruce Lofgren's Band, etc.

He has recorded with every sort of artist from Gordon Lightfoot to Bette Midler and Dolly Parton, from Placido Domingo to Henry Mancini to Leonard Cohen and Five For Fighting.  You have heard him on a million film and television soundtracks including The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show, King of the Hill, Austin Powers:  The Spy Who Shagged Me, A Guy Thing, Torque, Envy, Bruce Almighty, WB Looney Tunes, Bottle Rocket and The Life Aquatic to name just a few.  You can hear Bob play on the 20th Century Fox fanfare playing the snare drum every minute of the day somewhere in a movie theatre or on DVD.

Bob is also a vibraphone player, and you can hear him on recordings by Stanley Clarke, Nelly Furtado, Chantal Kreviazuk, Bill Perkins, Lorraine Feather, Greta Matassa, and many others.  He was Peggy Lee's vibe player for years, and currently plays vibes and composes for Polychrome, a group he formed with Sam Riney and John Chiodini.

Bob plays DW Drums, Paiste Cymbals and Remo drumheads exclusively.

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