The Durga Alto gold 7 is by far my favorite mouthpiece and the best I've ever played! Besides the physical beauty of it, I love how expressive it is. I can play soft, sweet and clean, and instantly turn it up to strong with edge. All the while being in total control of my tone and intonation. It's bright without being too thin, and gives me that contemporary sound I need to compete with louder instruments even when I'm playing in sub-tones.
Lebron began his musical journey at the age of 12 after beginning study with Hugh Lovelady, lead alto player for Frank Sinatra. His father played tenor sax growing up, and Lebron has no doubt that music is "in his blood." He quickly excelled at the instrument, making top honors in audition-only jazz bands in the state of Arizona as a teenager. Despite his deeply rooted traditional jazz heritage, it's his love for R&B that caused him to find inspiration in modern players such as Grover Washington, Jr. , Gerald Albright and Kirk Whalum. After spending several years serving as a firefighter and paramedic, Lebron released his debut contemporary jazz album which yielded 3 top 10 Billboard hits. He now travels all over the world headlining numerous Jazz/R&B festivals in front of tens of thousands of fans.
Lebron is a Sony Records recording artist, and records with Trippin' and Rhythm.
He tours with the acclaimed act "Generation Next, " a trio of young chart topping Smooth Jazz artists with Lin Rountree on trumpet and Nicholas Cole on piano.
Lebron has performed with George Benson, Kirk Whalum, Dominic Amato, Keith McKelley, Elan Trotman and Marcus Anderson to name a few.
What is your experience when you feel connected into the music?
When the music is right, it literally becomes a spiritual, almost hypnotic experience. I get a every real high from performing and connecting with an audience musically. It is my purest form of self-expression and communication. This mouthpiece allowed me to tell my story in a way that I never could before.