about leo


The music of pianist and composer 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.



NOVEMBER 7th, 2019 Leo Blanco w/ special guest Jamey Haddad at REGATTABAR, Cambridge, MA


past events

April 5th 6pm, Houston TX. Presentation of “Africa in the Americas” An interactive musica experience presented by Leo Blanco. Produced by Casa Cultural de las Americas.

March 12th, 4:45p. Boston MA. Leo Blanco Trio, featuring Mark Walker, drums and Fernando Huergo, bass. Key Fest 2019 at Berklee College
of Music. David Freind Hall. 921 Boylston St.

March 1st 2019. Release of videoLa Resistencia” commissioned by Marimolin a duo marimba & violin. Dedicated to the youth of Venezuela.

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.


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