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Leonard Hochman
Jazz


Hochman took up the tenor in Richmond, Virginia at age 12, and began touring at age 15 playing in the New York jazz scene of the 50's and performing with Herbie Mann, Phil Woods, and Al Haig. In 1957 he moved to Boston and continued to work mostly as a studio musician. Hochman was featured as a soloist on the Phil Wilson Quartet album Prodigal Son in the early 60's. However, he placed his musical career on the back burner to start the Arnold Music Company, supplier of musical instruments, in order to support his family.

In 1989 Hochman returned to the jazz scene. By 1994, he had toured Europe with bassist Jimmy Woode, performed with Jane Ira Bloom and Harvey Swartz, and was featured on Mitch Seidman's CD Fretware. His original composition Broken Crystal, his response to Kristallnacht, was performed as part of the international Peace Conference in Auschwitz, Germany in December 1994. In the spring of 1995, he released his debut CD as a leader Until Tomorrow (Brownstone) to wide critical acclaim.

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