Malcolm Campbell – Piano
Jake K. Leckie – Bass
Rob Mills – Drums
Malcolm Campbell is a jazz pianist and composer from Lexington, MA. As the first jazz musician in the Harvard/New England Conservatory dual degree program, Malcolm has studied under Danilo Perez, Frank Carlberg, Fred Hersch, Jason Moran and Jerry Bergonzi. He graduated from Harvard University in 2010 with a degree in Chemistry and Physics summa cum laude and from the New England Conservatory in 2011 with a Masters in Jazz Piano Performance. He is currently pursuing a PhD in neuroscience at Stanford University. He has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, and Symphony Hall, and the Panama Jazz Festival, The Montreux Jazz Festival, the Aspen Jazz Festival, and Monterrey Next Generation Jazz Festival. He has performed with Don Byron, Billy Hart, Roy Hargrove, Cecil McBee, Lee Konitz, and Makoto Ozone, and has played in masterclasses for YoYo Ma, Herbie Hancock, Joshua Redman, Aaron Goldberg, Jason Moran, and Dave Holland.
Jake K. Leckie was born in Boston, MA. He studied with John Lockwood in high school, and with Michael Formanek while studying Anthropology, Ethnomusicology and Audio Science at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He has toured internationally with Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Sixto “Sugarman” Rodriguez and Cat Toren’s “Human Kind.” Since moving to New York in 2015, Jake has performed at The Blue Note, Minton’s Playhouse, Fat Cat, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and The Havana Jazz Festival in Cuba. He has engineered hundreds of recordings, including mixing Thumbscrew’s Convallaria, and has composed original scores for several film projects, including Snowy Bing Bongs.
Sacramento born and San Francisco based, Rob Mills, can be seen behind the drums in a variety of musical settings around the city. He has worked for some of San Francisco’s finest musicians including Fil Lorenz, Sam Grobe-Heintz, and Danny Grewen, and has performed with such local legends as Mike Olmos, Scott Foster, Eugene Warren, and many more. With Rob’s ardent dedication to music, his passion for growth, and his easy demeanor, he is certainly a drummer worth seeing.