Herman LeBeaux, Educator, Performer and Recording Artist, received his Bachelors of Music from Xavier University and Master of Music from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, under the tutelage of jazz legend Max Roach. Upon graduation, LeBeaux served as the Director of Bands at Xavier University and adjunct instructor for both Southern University and University of New Orleans. He is currently teaching applied percussion at Xavier University and University of New Orleans. LeBeaux is endorsed by Sabian Cymbals as a performing/recording artist and is a touring member of the Allen Toussaint Band. Throughout his tenure with Toussaint, LeBeaux has shared the stage with several Grammy Award winning artist including Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz, Paul Simon, Jimmy Buffet and Michael McDonald. LeBeaux is on recordings with Allen Toussaint, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Rait and John Forgerty featuring Jennifer Hudson.