Leon Boykins strives to positively influence the public through music. With several studio projects as a sideman, and countless worldwide performances under his belt, bassist/composer/educator Leon Boykins is an established figure in the next generation of jazz artists. During his time in New York City he has been fortunate to share the stage with many musical greats including Terell Stafford, Orrin Evans, Donny McCaslin, Gilad Heckselman, Pascal Le Boeuf, Allan Harris, Shai Maestro, Ben Schachter, Dick Oatts, and John Swana. As an in demand sideman Leon prides himself in interpreting the artistic vision of each artist that he makes music with.
Placing a large emphasis on education Leon holds a B.M (07) from Temple University and a M.M (11) from the Manhattan School of Music