SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music - B.M. (summa cum laude)
Leonid Morozov is a 5th generation musician in his family. Before coming to the US Leonid successfully established himself on the Russian jazz scene: participated multiple times in the “Jazz Province” Festival (years 2014,2015,2016 and 2017) and “Lundstrem-fest-100”. Led his own gigs in the top tier Moscow jazz clubs like “Esse”, “Kozlov Club”, “B.B. King club” as well as played as a side man with famous Russian and European jazz musicians. Now after graduating from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of music (class of 2021) where he studied with Pasquale Grasso, Leonid is making his way into the New York jazz scene playing regularly in clubs, restaurants and other venues around the city. In this short time after graduating Leonid already participated in the Caramoor jazz Festival & James Moody festival, won 7VJC competition 2021 web community prize and successfully recorded his debut album, released on the UK label "Floating World Records". The album featured legendary trumpeter Jon Faddis and rising star vocalist Samara Joy.