Dave Leonatti

Nightsounds Host

Dave Leonatti is an architect, freelance writer and self-professed music nut based in Springfield. He wrote music and performing arts reviews for the State Journal-Register. Dave started the Nightsounds program in the late 1980's.

Dave is a musician--he's played bass, guitar and drums in several rock and bluegrass bands. He plays bass for the WUIS All-Star Band, "The Pitch Patio Pickers," with Mark Mathewson and Jennifer Ramm, the host of Bluegrass Breakdown.

Dave Leonatti
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Nightsounds was originally chartered in 1987 as a locally produced radio program that showcased artists loosely affiliated with New Age music, which became quite popular with the ascension of such labels as Windham Hill, Optimism, Higher Octave and Narada Records; all studios which featured artists loosely affiliated with acoustic and electronic instrumental music that did not pigeon hole into jazz or even soft record categories.