Leo Major, 14, is a freshman at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica. His passion for music began at age six, when he started playing piano. He has been composing since 6th grade and currently studies composition with Philip Golub. Leo studies alto saxophone with Katisse Buckingham and classical piano with Dr. Ming Tsu. He participates in the Jazz Workshop Big Band at the Colburn School, and will be attending this year’s NextGen Monterey Jazz Festival. Outside of music, Leo swims competitively and enjoys the outdoors.