Leon Rosen was raised at Project Artaud Artist Collective in the Mission District of San Francisco. He was mentored by jazz greats Herbie Lewis and Sonny Simmons, Composer/Aranger Neil Waltzer and attended New School Jazz & Contemporary Music Program in New York, before dropping out to volunteer with NGOs in Israel/Palestine.
Leon + the Fantastic was founded in 2015 during a session at Tiny Telephone studios. Merging classical harmony with a pop-rock sensibility and influenced by
hip hop, the group recorded an EP produced by Rob Shelton. The EP features Neon Leon on lead vocals and piano, Jason Slota on drums, Doug Stuart on bass, Geneva Harrison on Percussion, a four piece horn section, eight piece vocal chorus and Rob on Hammond Organ.
"Let Me Cool" will be released on Vinyl and digital February 19, 2018.