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Bernie Leighton

p, 1921-1994 US, West Haven, Connecticut
Musician of Pop and Jazz

Bernie Leighton (January 30, 1921 – September 16, 1994) was an American jazz pianist.Leighton was born in West Haven, Connecticut. He first played professionally at the end of the 1930s. He played with Bud Freeman, Leo Reisman, Raymond Scott (1940) and Benny Goodman (1940-41) before serving in the Army. Following his discharge, he found much work as a studio sideman, with Dave Tough (1946), Billie Holiday (1949), Neal Hefti (1951), Goodman again, Artie Shaw (1953), John Serry, Sr. (1956), James Moody (1963) and Bob Wilber (1969). He did a tour with Tony Bennett in 1972-73.

  • Piano
  • Keyboards
  • Harpsichord
  • Organ
  • Clavinet
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • World
  • Soundtrack
  • Folk

Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Movement ExplorationBernie Leighton1970Album
Sonata For Horn-Tuba-Piano / Elegie For Horn / Romance / Serenade No. 12 For TubaJohn Barrows, Harvey Phillips, Bernie Leighton, Tait Sanford - Alec Wilder / Francis Poulenc / Alexander Scriabine / Vincent Persichetti1965Album
Don't Break The Heart That Loves YouBernie Leighton1962Single
Harper's Bazaar's Secret Formula For A Beautiful New YouNicholas Kounovsky, Bernie Leighton1961Album
Dizzy FingersBernie Leighton1959Album
Piano StylingsBernie Leighton And Johnny Guarnieri1954Album
Piano ContrastsBernie Leighton, Johnny Guarnieri1950Album
East Side RendezvousBernie Leighton1950Album
Theme From "The War Lover"Bernie LeightonSingle
Recital Series RE 7006Harvey Phillips, Bernie Leighton, Milton KayeAlbum
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