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Lennie Hastings

dr, 1927-1978 GB, England
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Leonard Hastings

Leonard "Lennie" Hastings (born 4 January 1927 in Carshalton - died 14 July 1978 in London) was an English jazz drummer.Hastings played in military bands during World War II, then played with Freddy Randall (1950–54) and Alex Welsh (1954-57). Following these engagements Hastings played in local combos and led an ensemble in Düsseldorf, then played with Nat Gonella briefly before rejoining Welsh. He was Welsh's drummer for well over a decade, during which time he also recorded with Earl Hines, Rex Stewart, Eddie Davis, Ben Webster, and Bill Coleman. He was particularly popular in TV appearances with the Alex Welsh band, and was known as "Herr" Lennie Hastings.

  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Brass

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