Jack LeCompte is an exceptionally versatile drummer and percussionist, and an overall outstanding
musician. He has recorded and performed with a multitude of renowned artists such as Anita
O'Day, Les Brown Big Band, Stevie Wonder, Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler, and Natalie Cole. He
has also been featured in movies and on TV, such as 'Bird, The Charlie Parker Story' and 'The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno'. In 2008 Jack recorded at the famed Egrem Studios, Havanah, Cuba with legendary bass-player
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez.
Jack is also passionate about teaching and has been active in the Los Angeles Unified School District after-school programs with grammy nominee Dr. Bobby Rodriguez and the Jazz Adventure, and is currently involved with the Children's Music Workshop and its UCLA sponsored Honors Orchestra. Jack LeCompte is educationally endorsed by PAISTE, YAMAHA, VIC FIRTH, and REMO.
PLAY LIST: 1) On teaching 2) Blue Collar - Title track from solo album.
Jack's versatility in many musical styles has lead
to him being the drummer choice of many recording artists. However, it's jazz and
latin-jazz that has his heart.
After years of playing with well known artists, Jack LeCompte teamed up with fellow Philadelphia musicians Lou Shoch (Bass) and Larry DiTommaso (Piano), to record his first solo album, BLUE COLLAR . Lou Shoch has recorded with such artits as Dionne Warwick and Percy Mayfield, and toured extensively with Lou Rawls, The Fifth Dimension, and Barry Manilow. Pianist Larry DiTommaso is also a songwriter and has most notably co-written songs with Ralph Dino that have been recorded and performed by artists such as Jermain Jackson, Sergio Mendes, and Teddy Pendergrass.
Jack is currently focusing on his second solo album.
Cheryl Bentyne, Anita O'Day, Les Brown Big Band, LA Jazz Society with Barbara Morrison, Bill Elliott Orchestra, Marilyn McCoo, The Glen Miller Orchestra, Johnny Rivers.
Jack has for past five years played with the Desert Symphony Orchestra - OVATION Series in Palm Desert, California, with the major artists performing at the McCallum Theatre. He is taking the season 2015/2016 off.
Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer (2009), Remember the Titans (2000), Lush Life (1994), For The Boys (1991), Bird, The Charlie Parker Story (1988).. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien Show, Jag, Good Morning America, Bold and the Beautiful, The Frank Sinatra Story, Sybil, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Big Shots, Lexus National Ad.