Wayne Leechford is a multi-instrumental musician and music educator from Raleigh, North Carolina. He received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in saxophone performance from the North Carolina School of the Arts where he studied with tenor saxophone virtuoso James Houlik.
Wayne has played music professionally for over 25 years. He specializes on saxophones, but also plays clarinets, flutes, bassoon, and oboe. He has played with many of North Carolina's top groups and orchestras as well as many internationally known touring artists.
Recently, he spent a year playing baritone saxophone for the New Century Saxophone Quartet. Wayne is a first call woodwind doubler for many of the nationally touring Broadway shows such as Wicked, The Color Purple, and Billy Elliot.
He is also the musician contractor for the Durham Performing Arts Center. Wayne currently teaches woodwinds at NC State University and his own private studios in Raleigh and Cary, NC.
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