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Multi instrumentalist, arranger and recording artist A.J. Leonard is one of Australia's pioneer ukulele players and is highly regarded to be among the best in the world. “I strongly identify with the music of Hawaii where the ukulele has never been a novelty.” Such inspiration sowed the seeds for AJ’s debut album Tales From the Tropics. “My number one hobby is listening to music and (through that) I’ve gained a greater appreciation of the past …..its influence on me as a writer and arranger and of course the ukulele draws it all together.” AJ’s unique stamp on Nostalgia and has become a bench mark for devotees. The duo with cellist Jenny Rowlands is a result of an appreciation for classical and film music. They have become known for their inventive ukulele/cello interplay.The ukulele has become his muse, the key that unlocks the door to creativity.