|Joey De Leon – Percussion
Classically and street-trained percussionist Joey De Leon, Jr., has held the bongo chair for Grammy Award winner Poncho Sanchez for the last five years and is now the band’s timbalero and drummer. Joey has the distinction of holding a Bachelors Degree in Classical Percussion Performance from the highly prestigious Manhattan School of Music. He comes from a legacy of well-known musicians in the Latin music genre.
Joey is currently working with Grammy Award winner, Arturo Sandoval in both his LA All-Star Big Band and his West Coast Sextet. He also plays with Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band along with a slew of Los Angeles’ top session musicians, a gig that requires wearing a few different hats to say the least. Joey keeps reinventing himself, racking up an ever so impressive resume, hoping never ever to stop building what has started.