David Leon

Saxophone and Flute Instructor


David Leon is a Cuban-American saxophonist and composer from Miami. He has been recognized by Downbeat Magazine, the ASCAP Foundation, and the National YoungArts Foundation; his music been hailed as showing “maturity, virtuosity…daring, and innovation” (El Nuevo Herald). David continually seeks new sounds to inform his music and is currently exploring Bulgarian folk music, microtonality, and free improvisation. 

David holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Saxophone Performance from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He is also a Community Arts Program (CAP) alumnus of its ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble, with which he is heard on CAP Records® initial release, With a Swing! David is excited to return to CAP as its first alumni faculty member.