pianist and composer - based in Vienna, Austria

lecturer for piano at JAM MUSIC LAB Private University, Vienna

Master of Arts 2009 in Jazz piano at Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität, Vienna

scholarship 2012 (BMUKK), work stay in New York

2017,2019 and 2020 composition fundings (art grants): Lower Austria,
Cultural Department of the City of Vienna

winner of the Lower Austrian Cultural Music Award 2021

selected record productions:
"Little Tales Of Light And Sorrow" Duo Fuss / Leichtfried
"Misery Is Wasted On The Miserable" Elektro Jirschi
"Magicians Sounds And Other Beauties" Jörg Leichtfried Trio
"Rooms" Duo Bertl Mayer / Jörg Leichtfried

musical cooperation with (selection):
Wolfgang Puschnig, Hans Strasser, Michael Erian, Cameron Brown, Klemens Marktl, Stefan Pista Bartus, Hubert Bründlmayer, Dominik Fuss, Bertl Mayer, Hans Salomon, Klaus Dickbauer, Alexander Wladigeroff, Georg Buxhofer, Daniel Aebi, Piotr Baron, Andy Middleton

national and international concerts (selection):
ACFNY (New York), Somethin' Jazz Club (New York), Dresden Jazzfestival (Germany), Harlem Jazz Club Barcelona (Spain), Porgy & Bess Vienna, Birdland Vienna, Cultural Forum Theran (Iran), Lublin Jazz Festival (Poland), Kraljevo Jazz Festival (Serbia), Jazz Festival Lungau (Salzburg), International Jazz Piano Festival Kalisz (Poland), ÖKF Warschau (Poland), Ermitage Garden Jazz Festival Moscow, Philharmonic Hall Belgorod (Russia), Odessa Jazz Festival (Ukraine), Vinnitsa Jazz Festival (Ukraine), Jazzfesival Jazzablanca (Casablanca, Morocco), Warsaw Jazzfestival (Poland), Krakow Jazzfestival Piwnica Pod Baranami (Poland), Jazzycolors Jazz Festival (Paris), Jazz Festival Spania Dolina (Slovakia), Podgoricko Kulturno Ljeto (Montenegro), Carthage Jazz Festival (Tunisia), Binh Minh Jazzclub Hanoi (Vietnam), Sax N Art Jazzclub Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), No Black Tie Jazzclub Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Europa In Musica Rome (Italy), Haskovo Jazz Festival (Bulgaria)