• Date Of Birth: 9 February 1937
  • Date Of Death: 9 March 2021
  • Occupation: Jazz double-bassist
  • City: East London
  • State: England

Leonard Skeat (9 February 1937 – 9 March 2021) was a British jazz double-bassist, and the younger brother of Bill Skeat, a saxophone player (1926 – 1999).

He was born in East End of London, and worked with the Ted Heath band. During the 1970s, he was in demand and almost resident at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, and Pizza on the Park Jazz Club (closed 2010) in London. He was a member of the band, Velvet.

Skeat recorded with Mel Tormé, Ben Webster, Billy Eckstine, Lionel Hampton, Scott Hamilton, Helen Merrill, Lou Rawls, Harry Edison, Denny Wright, Digby Fairweather, Spike Robinson, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Stéphane Grappelli, Dick Morrissey, Bill Watrous, and Randy Sandke. He was also a member of the Eddie Thompson Trio and Charly Antolini’s Jazz Power. – Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License from Wikipedia.