Jack LeCompte is a Los Angeles based drummer and percussionist, and an overall outstanding musician. He has recorded and performed with a multitude of renown 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’. He is endorsed by YAMAHA, VIC FIRTH, and REMO.
Jack LeCompte grew up in Philadelphia, PA, where he began formal music lessons at age 13. After high-school Jack studied at the School of Music at Philadelphia School of the Arts (now University of the Arts in Philadelphia ), before he could complete his Bachelor in Music, Jack became a full-time professional musician and has been working ever since. Jack attributes his love and knowledge of drums to his teachers Carl Matolla and Ed Shea, both well known Philadelphia musicians, and to his master teacher Murray Spivack.
Jack has toured with leading musicians all over the United States, Canada, and Europe. In 2008 Jack toured Jazz Festivals in Europe with Cheryl Bentyne, from the Manhattan Transfer, and in 2008 he was in Havanah, Cuba and recorded at the Egram – Studios with legendary bass-player Orlando “Cachaito” Lopez. Currently Jack also has a monthly engagement with the Desert Symphony Orchestra in Palm Desert. Jack LeCompte’s movie and TV apperances has earned him a membership in SAG, he is also a member of AFM and the Local 47.
Jack is active in the Los Angeles Unified School District after-school programs that brings jazz to youths in Los Angeles and performs with MUSIC CENTER ON TOUR with grammy nominee Dr. Bobby Rodriguez and the Jazz Adventure. He presently conducts the percussion classes with the Jazz America Program, and serves as Orchestral Percussion Coach of the Irving Middle School.