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.
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.