Leon Parker (born August 21, 1965 in White Plains, New York) is a jazz drummer. He studied drums from age 11 and had classical training in his teens. He went on to study jazz under the tutelage of Barry Harris. His recording debut would be with Harvie S, His wife Lisa is a flautist and he had worked with her musically. He often plays "pared down" drum kits, sometimes consisting entirely of only one cymbal.
His highest charting album might be 1998's Awakening, for Columbia Records, which made it to 20th at Billboard (magazine)'s "Top Jazz albums."
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