about leo


The music of pianist Leo Blanco pulses with global rhythmic elements influenced equally by his South American roots and European classical traditions interwoven with improvisatory developments.

In 1997 Blanco became the first Latin American to win to the prestigious Boston Jazz Society Award. The next year, he received the Billboard Grant Award for his commitment, achievement and contribution to society through music. Currently, he is a faculty member at Berklee College of Music.



April 5, 2018. Check out the second concert in Leo Blanco's Music Aid 4 Venezuela series, this one focused on fighting childhood hunger. The concert will be held at Regattabar at The Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA at 7:30 pm on April 5, 2018. Tickets and information available at: http://www.getshowtix.com/regattabar/moreinfo.cgi?id=3907

past events

February 8, 2018.  Leo Blanco with Under One Sun at Dalton Center Recital Hall, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

February 11, 2018. Leo Blanco with Under One Sun at The Ground Up Music Festival, Miami Beach, Florida.

Nov 9, 2017. World premiere of Leo’s commissioned piece, La Resistencia, written for marimba and violin at the Percussive Arts Society International Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.


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