David Leonard & Roselyn Lionheart history dates back more than five decades. In 1959, David and Roselyn met when they were members of an Air Force ensemble that toured and performed at bases around the country. Despite
the tense racial climate and rampant bigotry prevalent at time, six months after their meeting, the interracial couple married.
"I started playing piano when I was four, and I still can't play the piano," jokes Roselyn Lionheart. "We came to New Orleans primarily for the music." Make no mistake, the woman is musically talented. Roselyn Lionheart and husband David Leonard have been performing music in the streets for over fifty years, forty of them in New Orleans. While they are regulars at festivals
NOLa's Jazz Fest, fairs, festivals and gigs, they continue to spend time every week on New Orlean's famous Royal Street. They are part of the community of artists and musicians that make New Orleans a special place to live and visit.