Leo Joseph Polk, "The Voice"
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Leo Joseph Polk Honored for Excellence in Music Production & Performance
Nicknamed “The Voice,” Leo Joseph Polk has played Louis Armstrong in an off-Broadway production

HOUSTON, TX, February 5, 2015, Leo Joseph Polk, Owner and Band Leaderof Polk Entertainment, has been recognized by Worldwide Branding for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in music production and performance.

Music industry veteran Leo Joseph Polk gives his name to Polk Entertainment, a company that provides bands for weddings, bar mitzvahs and quinceañera celebrations. He draws on 47 years of experience in his work, which combines business and performance duties. In addition to managing five bands, Mr. Polk frequently takes to the stage as a vocalist and trumpeter. He also does voice-over work. An accomplished musician, he has garnered comparisons to Louis Armstrong and Luther Vandross, and has even played the former in an off-Broadway production. He has recorded a jazz CD entitled, “The Pleasure Was All Mine."

Prior to forming his company in 1990, Mr. Polk honed his business skills as an accountant, a stint that rewarded him with an Account Management Award. Other recognitions that have been bestowed upon him include a Houston Restaurant Association Entertainer of the Year Award and a Cancer Volunteer Award from Texas Children’s Hospital. He has also had the honor of meeting four living United States presidents: George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. He attributes his success to Dr. Raymond H. Kaufman, Professor Conrad O. Johnson, Dr. Nathan H. Topek, Alex Brennan-Martin, Father B. Fred Hannah, and Bishop Jose Leopoldo Allard.

Mr. Polk completed coursework in liberal arts at Carnegie Mellon University and coursework in business studies and marketing, with a minor in music education, at Texas Southern University. He is a member of the All Saints Church, the Willowridge Band Booster Club, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the American Federation of Musicians, the International Trumpet Guild, International Musicians, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Mr. Polk is a supporter of the Special Olympics, the Houston Food Bank, and the Cystic Fibrosis Association.

At present, Mr. Polk performs in Brennan’s of Houston Featuring Satchmo Show and in Star Fleet Entertainment cruise ships. He aspires to go on tour in Canada and record a Christmas CD.

To sample Mr. Polk’s work on the trumpet, please visit http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/leopolk.

Leo Joseph Polk, "The Voice"
Polk Entertainment
16310 Saint Helena Way
Houston, TX 77053
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