Jay Leonard’s rich and diverse musical technique is augmented by his West Coast upbringing and cultivated by professional experience globally throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. As a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, he can comfortably perform in a variety of different situations: composing arrangements for ensembles and work on both sides of the studio glass.
He is a collaborator with many chart topping Hong Kong pop artists (Jun Kung, Khalil Fong, Bibi Chou, and Sandy Lam) as well as Canadian reggae artists Redeye Empire and soul musician Warren Dean Flandez; Jay has produced promotional music for television and Netflix and also hosts a YouTube series with clients including Robert Keeley, JHS Pedals, Wampler, and Yamaha Guitars. Some various touring highlights include performances at the The Hong Kong Coliseum, MGM Grand Arena, Singapore Outdoor Stadium, Caesar’s Palace Coliseum, and Hammersmith Apollo (London).
Alongside Juatco’s technical ability and creativity, he is also a charismatic stage performer. In the role of a natural, enigmatic front-man, solo acoustic act, or as a supportive and engaging band member, his performances are as skilled and entertaining as they are energetic. He is an artist dedicated to promoting and sharing work through the capacity of his musicianship and his innate ability to engage with others.