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Cliff Leeman

dr, 1913-1986 US, Portland, Maine
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Clifford Leeman

Cliff Leeman (September 10, 1913 - April 26, 1986) was an American jazz drummer.Leeman, born in Portland, Maine played percussion with the Portland Symphony Orchestra at age 13, and toured as a xylophonist on the vaudeville circuit late in the 1920s. He first made his name in the jazz world working in the swing bands of Artie Shaw (1938–39), Glenn Miller (1939), Tommy Dorsey (1939), Charlie Barnet (1940–43), Johnny Long, and Woody Herman (1943–44). After a stint in the Army in 1944, he worked with Don Byas, John Kirby (1944–45), Raymond Scott, Jimmy Dorsey, and Ben Webster.

        
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Percussion
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
When You're Smiling on The Chicago Jazz Giants Live! by Various Artists
Ole Miss Rag on The Chicago Jazz Giants Live! by Various Artists
Piano Medley (Thanks a Million/Ain't Misbehavin') on The Chicago Jazz Giants Live! by Various Artists
Beale Street Blues on The Chicago Jazz Giants Live! by Various Artists
As Long as I Live on The Chicago Jazz Giants Live! by Various Artists
Blue Again on The Chicago Jazz Giants Live! by Various Artists
After You've Gone on Cliff Leeman and His All-Stars by Cliff Leeman
Sunday on Cliff Leeman and His All-Stars by Cliff Leeman
Blues My Naughty Sweety Gives Me on The Chicago Jazz Giants Live! by Various Artists
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans on Cliff Leeman and His All-Stars by Cliff Leeman

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Pee Wee Russell's Land Of Jazz - A Memorial TributeTommy Gwaltney, George Masso, Cliff Leeman, Steve Jordan, Tom Pletcher, Bob Haggart, Dill Jones, Charlie Harmon1982Album
The Big Noise From WayzataRalph Sutton, Peanuts Hucko, Jack Lesberg, Cliff Leeman1981Album
The Chicago Jazz Giants Live!Wild Bill Davison, Bob Wilber, Eddie Hubble, Ralph Sutton, Isla Eckinger, Cliff Leeman1977Album
I Got Rhythm (Part 1)Ralph Sutton with Cliff Leeman1956Single
Papa Loves Mambo/Can't Tell A Waltz From A TangoLoren Becker, Enoch Light And His Orchestra, Bobby Byrne And His Orchestra, Peanuts Hucko, Pee Wee Erwin, Cliff Leeman, Margie MurphySingle
Queen Of SongMaxine Sullivan With Johnny Eaton - Tommy Gwaltney - Steve Jordan - Cliff Leeman - Van PerryAlbum
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