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    Swanson, Leonard

    Leonard Swanson is a tuba player who attended Grosse Pointe South High School and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he performed in the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra.  On 7th April 1978, they had the honour of performing with soprano Jessye Norman at Hill Auditorium in a program that featured vocal works by Mozart. 


    He is reputed to have performed with the Chicago Symphony, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and The Philadelphia Orchestra.  In 1997, he appeared on the Edmonton Wind Ensemble’s album, Snake Fence Country. 


    Not confined to classical, in April/May 2004, he participated in P.J. Perry’s live recreation of the Miles Davis album, Birth of the Cool.  He has also been known to be the token tuba player in the self-explanatory Trombonanza!.


    Edmonton Wind Ensemble recordings

    Snake Fence Country (Howard Cable)

    CBC Records 5165 (Snake Fence Country)

    Conductor:  Harry Pinchin



    1. http://digitize.gp.lib.mi.us/digitize/newspapers/gpnews/1970-74/72/1972-03-02.pdf
    2. http://www.yardbirdsuite.com/Performers/P/Perry-PJ.htm
    3. http://www.ritchietrombonechoir.com/pictures/tbonanza_2006/tbonanza_2006_05.html
    4. Liner notes:  Snake Fence Country











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