Leo Green
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Leo Green

Leo Green
Born (1972-08-30) 30 August 1972 (age 48)
Musician, broadcaster
InstrumentsSaxophone, clarinet
1993-present
Websitetheleogreenexperience.com

Leo Green (born 30 August 1972) is a British musician and broadcaster.

Saxophonist and orchestra leader

Green played with Van Morrison's band.[1] Green plays saxophone and sings in his own band.[2] In 2010 guitarist Jeff Beck said, "Leo Green has to be one of the best and craziest saxophonists ever".[3]

The Leo Green Orchestra accompanied Tom Chaplin (from Keane), Beverley Knight and Imelda May for concerts that were broadcast on BBC Radio 2.[4][5][6]

Broadcaster

Green has presented programmes on BBC radio, including:

  • 2013 - Leo Green's Hollywood Special[7]
  • 2014 - It Was a Very Good Year - The Ervin Drake Story[8]
  • 2014 - Ella and the Songbooks[9]
  • 2014 - Too Late to Stop Now - The Van Morrison Story[10]
  • 2015 - Sounds of the 50s with Leo Green.[11]
  • 2016 - Leo Green Remembers...[12]
  • 2016 - Leo Green Talks....Jazz[13]
  • 2017 - Leo Green's Great American Songbook[14]
  • 2017 - Leo Green's Lovers Of Swing[15]
  • 2018-19 - The Green Room[16][17]

Green has hosted several editions of BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night[18][19][20][21]

Discography

As leader

As sideman

With Jeff Beck

With Van Morrison

With Lisa Stansfield

With Jane Horrocks

  • Further Adventures of Little Voice Jane Horrocks (2000)

With Jools Holland

  • Small World Big Band (2001)
  • Swing Album (2001)
  • Jools Holland's Big Band (2002)
  • More Friends: Small World Big Band, Vol. 2 (2002)
  • Swinging the Blues Dancing the Ska (2005)

Daniel Bedingfield

  • Gotta Get Thru This (2002)

With Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man

With Various

References

  1. ^ Becker, Günter (14 February 2020). "The artists, who accompanied Van Morrison mostly". Ivan.vanomatic.de. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "The Leo Green - Musician - Broadcaster - Live Music - Live Events Sax". Theleogreenexperience.com. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Beck, Jeff (17 June 2010). "Jeff Beck". Jeffbeck.com. Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 2010.
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  11. ^ "Sounds of the 50s with Leo Green - BBC Radio 2". BBC. Retrieved 2017.
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  22. ^ "Leo Green". AllMusic. Retrieved 2008.

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