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.
December 3, 2018 The Sugar Road: A New Perspective to Learn About Latin America’s Folk Music, The Berklee College of Music, The Loft (3rd Floor, Room 221), 921 Boylston Street Boston, MA.
October 20, 2018 Leo Blanco with Under One Sun at The Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH.
October 21, 2018 Leo Blanco with Under One Sun at Nighttown, Cleveland, OH.
October 22, 2018 Leo Blanco with Under One Sun at The Deerhead, Delaware Water Gap, PA.
October 23, 2018 Leo Blanco with Under One Sun at Dizzy's Club, New York, NY.
October 26, 2018 Leo Blanco with Under One Sun at Koerner Hall, Toronto, ON.
May 17-18, 2018. Leo Blanco with singer Maria Rivas at Simon Parillo Bar and Grill, Orlando, FL. and at Shevere Bar & Venue, Katy, TX.
April 20, 2018. Leo Blanco with virtuoso Venezuelan violinist Alexis Cardenas at "Dialogues" at St. Teresa Church, in New York, NY.
April 5, 2018. Music Aid 4 Venezuela: Fighting Childhood Hunger benefit concert at Regattabar, Cambridge, MA
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.