Orlando le Fleming was born in Birmingham, England on July 7, 1976. Both of his parents are professional musicians; his mother a cellist and his father a composer.His first ambition was to become a professional cricketer, an aim that was realized when he played for five years in the minor counties.
After receiving a place at London's Royal Academy of Music, Orlando decided to give up cricket and pursue his love of music. While based in London, he quickly established himself as one of the UK's most prominent bass players touring and recording with Jason Rebello, Julian Joseph, Iain Ballamy, Tommy Smith, Jean Toussaint and Guy Barker. With the advantage of being based in Europe, Orlando was also in demand to perform and tour with visiting U.S.musicians such as Bill Charlap, Art Farmer, George Coleman, Dave Liebman, and most notably, Branford Marsalis.
Orlando moved to New York in 2003 and became a member of Jane Monheit’s band, a stint that lasted for three years. He also toured and recorded with Billy Cobham’s project “The Art of Five” and was featured on Jimmy Cobb’s “Marsalis Music Honors” album. More recently Orlando has toured and recorded with The Branford Marsalis Quartet, Seamus Blake, Ari Hoenig, Gilad Hekselman, Will Vinson, Lage Lund, Anat Cohen, Joey Calderazzo, David Sanchez and Jeff “Tain” Watts.
In 2010, Orlando released his debut album, “From Brooklyn With Love”, showcasing his exceptional talent as a composer and also featuring Antonio Sanchez on drums. Orlando’s current and future projects include a co-led band called The Owl Trio (with Will Vinson and Lage Lund) and touring with the Joey Calderazzo trio.
Orlando le Fleming