1934 – 2015
Lenny Boyd was a Canadian jazz musician ( bass ), who in the music scene of Toronto was active.
Lenny Boyd began his career in the jazz scene of Toronto in the 1950s; In the following decade he had lessons with Ray Brown at the Advanced School of Contemporary Music , organized by Oscar Peterson , Phil Nimmons and other musicians. During this time he played among others with Bud Powell and Elvin Jones . In 1967, as part of the Expo 67 recordings with Ron Collier and under his own name with Duke Ellington as guest soloists (North of the Border in Canada) . From 1974 he taught in the jazz program of Humber College, In later years he played in the trio of pianist and singer Dave Thompson with Don Vickery (drums). In the field of jazz he was involved in six recording sessions from 1,967 to 1,975, most recently with Fred Stone and Al Michalek.
Read Steve Wallace’s Lenny Boyd Obituary: RIP Lenny Boyd