Leon Cotter

Session Sax and Clarinet

6 Reviews (4 Verified)
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I'm an internationally touring reed player with the California Honeydrops. I have years of experience as an improvisor, section player and arranger, in a variety of styles from Americana to Zydeco.

I've been playing sax and clarinet for almost 20 years. During my years of touring, I've shared the stage with Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Hunter and the Hamiltones, among many other great artists. My background is in jazz (studied music at Berklee), but I've spent years playing in soul and funk bands.

I can arrange horn parts, play and/or harmonize parts you've written, or record solos. I can guarantee that anything I give you will be in tune and have a good groove. I'm easy to work with and flexible, and I'll be happy to work with you until your needs are met.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

6 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by earlrobbins

    Really like working with Leon. Super horn player and responsive to suggestions. Great experience.

  2. Review by earlrobbins

    Leon is a great arranger and talented musician. We have done multiple projects together and all of his work is wonderful.

  3. Review by Bruce K.

    I needed some retro honking loungy rock and roll sax and Leon nailed it! Plus he turned it around promptly and he was super diligent about following up to makie sure I got exactly what I wanted.

  4. Review by earlrobbins

    Leon was exceptional. The tracks he gave us were perfect for the song and they ranged from several versions of a wonderful solo to giving a nice bottom to a horn section. Cant wait to work with him again.

  5. Review by Lewis Childs
    by Lewis Childs

    Leon is a true professional and really easy to work with. We have worked together playing in a Brazilian group, the Oregon Country Fair Sweep band and in support of the artist Rebecca Conner, so his stylistic range is vast. I would recommend him as a session player, arranger, and as a collaborator to take your productions to the next level. FIVE STARS!!!

  6. Review by Raymond Richards

    Leon is my first call for sax, clarinet, and keys, he is an invaluable part of my production team and I trust him with my reputation as a producer. I know that no matter what I throw at Leon he will understand and elevate the composition with an amazing sense of melody, tone, and deep understanding of genre and arrangement. You will never regret trusting him with your music.

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GenresSounds Like
  • David "Fathead" Newman
  • Sidney Bechet
  • John Coltrane
Gear Highlights
  • AEA R84A ribbon
  • AKG C414 condenser
  • Universal Audio LA-610 preamp/compressor
  • Apogee Quartet interface
  • Logic Pro X
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