Wayne Leechford has performed with Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Coasters, Joan Rivers, Clay Aiken, Regis Philbin, Susan Lucci, Lorna Luft, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Harry James Orchestra, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, and New Century Saxophone Quartet. He also performs for nationally touring Broadway shows (theater credits). He has presented classical saxophone recitals at the World Saxophone Congress XVI (2012, Scotland, UK), the International Saxophone Symposium (2013), and the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference (2014).

Regionally, he has played with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Raleigh Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Free Spirits Ensemble, NC Jazz Repertory Orchestra, NC Saxophone Ensemble, Raleigh Civic Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, Tar River Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and Swing Band, NC Wind Orchestra, NC Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Broadway Series South, and Raleigh Little Theatre. He performed for President Bill Clinton at the White House in 1995 (click here for pictures). His appearances have included live television, radio broadcasts, and recording sessions.

Wayne Leechford is from Raleigh, North Carolina. He received his BM and MM degrees from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He is adjunct professor of saxophone at Meredith College. He has taught on the faculties of NC State University, Wake Technical Community College and Shaw University. He owns and operates his own teaching studio in Cary, NC, Leechford Music Teaching Studios, where he teaches private lessons and chamber music. His students consistently receive top awards for their performances.

In addition to performing and teaching, Wayne Leechford coordinates musicians for national Broadway tours, touring artists, and local events. He is the music coordinator for the Durham Performing Arts Center and PlayMakers Repertory Company. Click here for more information.

Click here to order and to listen to his classical baritone saxophone CD, "Works of Art".
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to listen to an interview on WCPE about his commissions for baritone saxophone.
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for more information about the commissions.
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to listen to his interview on WUNC "The State of Things".