The Leslie Drayton Orchestra

The Leslie Drayton Orchestra was an American jazz-funk big band led by trumpeter Leslie Drayton (born March 4, 1950), an original member of Earth Wind & Fire. He released three albums and an EP with his orchestra between 1980 and 1984, followed by two albums with his followup combo Fun, all on his own Family Enterprises-imprint Esoteric Records.



  • Our Music Is Your Music (1980 • The Leslie Drayton Orchestra)
  • Turning a Corner (1981 • The Leslie Drayton Orchestra)
  • Close Pursuit (EP, 1983)
  • Love Is a Four-Letter Word (1984 • The Leslie Drayton Orchestra featuring Barbara Morrison)
  • What It Is, Is What It Is (1986 • Leslie Drayton & Fun)
  • Innuendos (1987 • Leslie Drayton & Fun)

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