The Lenny Robinson Quartet
Lenny Robinson has been on the scene for some time now and has made his mark on more than one occasion with many jazz greats. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Baltimore, he attended Morgan State University as well as the Peabody Conservatory of Music studying with Charles Memphis, Principal Percussionist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. While still in college, he did a European tour with a theatrical jazz ensemble performing at several festivals including Montreux, North Sea and others. After leaving college, he performed with several R&B groups including Jean Carne, Roy Ayers, The O'Jays and others. He then joined the 26th Army Band in Brooklyn, NY where he also became a part of the New York jazz community. He formed a band that included such artists as Onaje Alan Gumbs, John Purcell, Anthony Cox and the late Kenny Kirkland. After leaving the Army, Lenny moved to the Washington. D.C. area where he quickly became one of the most in demand drummers in town performing with such artists as Clifford Jordon, George Coleman, Archie Shepp, Larry Willis, Dewey Redman, Ronnie Mathews, John Hicks, Buster Williams, Roy Hargrove and others. He also has gone on the road with such artists as Ahmad Jamal, Lou Donaldson, Vanessa Rubin, Don Braden.