Patrick Leonard

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Patrick Leonard
Born Patrick Raymond Leonard
(1956-03-14) March 14, 1956 (age 60)
Crystal Falls Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Songwriter, keyboardist, music producer
Spouse Olivia d'Abo (m. 2002; div. 2012)
Children 3

Patrick Raymond Leonard (born March 14, 1956 in Crystal Falls Michigan) is an American songwriter, keyboardist and music producer of French-Canadian descent.[1] He gained his entry into the music business with late 1970s Chicago-based pomp rock band Trillion, which also featured future Toto singer Dennis "Fergie" Frederiksen on lead vocals. He is best known for his longtime collaboration with Madonna on many different projects including her albums True Blue (1986), Who's That Girl (1987), Like a Prayer (1989), I'm Breathless (1990) and Ray of Light (1998). He also music scored her 2008 documentary I Am Because We Are and was musical director on her tours, The Virgin Tour (1985) and Who's That Girl World Tour (1987).

Leonard has worked with a wide variety of artists, including late-period Pink Floyd and solo Roger Waters and David Gilmour, as well as Boz Scaggs, Ilse DeLange, Deborah Blando, Peter Cetera, Bryan Ferry, Michael W. Smith, Julian Lennon, Elton John, Anna Vissi, Jody Watley, Rod Stewart, Leonard Cohen, Bryan Adams, Jewel, Blue October, and Robbie Robertson. He also was half of the art-pop group Toy Matinee with Kevin Gilbert and Third Matinee with Richard Page. In 1997, Leonard released the new-age album Rivers on his own record label, Unitone.[2] Leonard has three children: a daughter named Jessica (for whom Madonna's song "Dear Jessie" was written), and two sons, Sean, who plays keyboards, and Jordan, who played bass and is now a projection mapper and VJ as Pickels Visuals.

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  1. ^ "Patrick Leonard: The French Canadian Connection | Cashbox Magazine Canada". Cashboxcanada.ca. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Biography: Patrick Leonard". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 

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