In the spirit of the renowned artists who have continually kept an eye on politics and human rights issues, Michael Leonhart crafted “Ronald Rump,” performed and recorded with the Michael Leonhart Orchestra, featuring Nels Cline on guitar. It is a form of political satire using the uniquely brazen dialogue of Donald Trump from the public domain.
ABOUT THE COMPOSER
Grammy-winning trumpeter, composer, producer, and arranger Michael Leonhart has performed and recorded with Yoko Ono, James Brown, Meryl Streep, Caetano Veloso, David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Steely Dan and the Charles Mingus Big Band. Michael’s trumpet playing was recently featured on Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ smash hit, “Uptown Funk.”