Orlando Le Fleming

  • Orlando Le Fleming
  • Instruments: Bass

  • Biography:

    Orlando le Fleming was born in Birmingham, England on July 7, 1976. Both of his parents are professional musicians; his mother a cellist and his father a composer. His first ambition was to become a professional cricketer, an aim

    that was realized when he played for five years in the minor counties.

    After receiving a place at London's Royal Academy of Music, Orlando decided to give up cricket and pursue his love of music. While based in London, he quickly established himself as one of the UK's most prominent bass players touring and recording with Jason Rebello, Julian Joseph, Iain Ballamy, Tommy Smith, Jean Toussaint

    and Guy Barker. With the advantage of being based in Europe, Orlando was also in demand to perform and tour with visiting U.S.

    musicians such as Bill Charlap, Art Farmer, George Coleman, Dave Liebman and most notably, Branford Marsalis.

    Orlando moved to New York in 2003 and became a member of Jane Monheit's band, a stint that lasted for three years. He also toured and recorded with Billy Cobham's project The Art of Five and was featured on Jimmy Cobb's Marsalis Music Honors album. More recently Orlando has toured and recorded with Branford Marsalis, Seamus Blake, Ari Hoenig, Will Vinson, Lage Lund, Anat Cohen,Gilad Hekselman, David Sanchez and Jeff Tain Watts.

    Orlando's debut album as a leader, From Brooklyn With Love (19/8 records) was released in 2010. It showcases his exceptional talent as a composer and features Antonio Sanchez on drums. Current and future projects for Orlando include a co-led band The Owl Trio (with Will Vinson and Lage Lund) and touring with Joey Calderazzo trio.