Michael is featured on Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" which recently hit the #1 spot on American and British charts.
You can hear Michael's horns and orchestrations on the Mark Ronson/Geoff Zanelli score for "Mortdecai" starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow & Ewan McGregor. Also featured on the score are the Dapkings.
4 upcoming albums produced by Michael:
"Slow Motion Miracles" by SACHAL (Sony/Okeh) http://www.sachalsings.com
"Disturbing Wildlife" by INVISIBLE FAMILIARS (OTHER MUSIC) http://invisiblefamiliars.com
"Mexican Dust" by MOSQUITOS click here
"TBA" by THE KNITTS http://www.knittsmusic.com
Fall 2015 will also see the double-vinyl release of Nels Cline's mood album "Lovers" (arranged and conducted by Michael Leonhart featuring 21-piece orchestra). http://nelscline.com
Michael has been at work composing songs for his 8th solo album release. Stay tuned for more news.
Watch Michael perform with MUSE on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE along with the DAP-KINGS HORNS.
Michael is featured playing trumpet on Cibo Matto's "DEJA VU" from their new album "Hotel Valentine" on Chimera Records. Playing trombone is Aaron Johnson who performed with Michael Leonhart & the Avramina 7 live and on the "Seahorse & the Storyteller" album.
Official video directed by Jean Claude Billmaier
Hear Michael's horn arrangements and orchestrations from the 2013 DAVID BYRNE & ST. VINCENT "LOVE THIS GIANT" tour.
Free download of the "BRASS TACTICS EP" available here at Stereogum.com
Michael appears with YOKO ONO & THE PLASTIC ONO BAND on Yoko's new album, "TAKE ME TO THE LAND OF HELL" available now.
Donald Fagen's long-awaited fourth solo album, Sunken Condos was released October 2012 on Reprise records. Produced by Michael Leonhart and Donald Fagen.