Jeffrey Leonard is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Berklee College of Music and holds his Masters in Music Education from Boston University. Jeff is the Coordinator of Performing Arts for the Lexington Public Schools, where he has taught for 34 year and where he developed the LHS Jazz Program. LHS Jazz Groups have been 8 time finalists in the Essentially Ellington Jazz Band Festival and Competition and finalists every year at the Charles Mingus Festival at the Manhattan School of Music since the festival inception. These groups have been invited to perform and State, Division and National Music Educator’s and Jazz Educator’s conference as well as the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival. He has appeared frequently as a guest conductor for District and All-State Honor bands throughout New England. He teaches Jazz Pedagogy in the Graduate School of The Boston Conservatory at Berklee.