Leon Bates

Philadelphia native Leon Bates began his formal study of music at the age of 6 on piano and violin. He studied at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia and Temple University Esther Boyer College of Music and has performed with the Battle Creek Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and Italian Symphony Orchestra of Bergamo. Leon Bates performs at the Temple Performing Arts Center.

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On Tour is an Emmy Award winning music and performance program recorded live on location at local venues in and around Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. The On Tour series features regional, national and international artists performing a wide range of musical styles including rock n' roll, R&B, country, jazz, blues, alternative rock, indie, folk and classical. The hallmark of On Tour is the seamless weaving of intimate artist interviews with great performances.

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