Leo Maxey is a Baltimore area jazz trumpeter. Reared in Augusta, GA, he began his musical studies under the tutelage of his father Leonard Maxey, Sr. and Darian Washington and was sharpened by the likes of local greats John Bradley, Michael Katterjohn, and Todd Jenkins. As well as leading his own small groups he holds tenure with the BCJO and has performed with artists including the David Murray Baltimore Big Band, Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra, the Whitt Williams Big Band, The Four Tops, The Impressions, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Tito Rojas, and others. He has studied with Alex Norris, Gary Thomas, Michael Formanek, Tim Murphy, Paul Bollenback, Blake Meister, Russell Thomas, Robert Blaine, and Darcie Bishop. He attended Brevard College, Jackson State University, and is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute.