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									L e o Ga nde l ma n

Saxophonist, producer, composer and arranger, music has always been present in

Leo Gande lman's life. Son of a classic pianist and a conductor, at 15 years old he
was already a Soloist with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra. Besides having a
solid classical training, he studied Jazz at Berklee College of Music in Boston,

returning to Brazil in 1979 to start his professional career.

His music is inspired especially by MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) and Jazz, and

always composed in a very versatile and inventive way. These characteristics have
led Leo to be elected during 15 years in a row “The Best Brazilian Instrumentalist”
by the pool “Diretas na Música” from Jornal do Brasil (Brazilian newspaper).

Leo has already released 9 solo albums besides 7 compilations having already sold
more than 500.000 records, and is today recognized as an Icon in his segment. His

music was also released w ith great success in the United States, where Leo has
lived and developed a prominent career within the last dec ade, including six sold
out seasons at the Blue Note, in New York.During this period, he also joined the

band “Masters of Groove”, formed by the legendaries Bernard Purdie, Grant Green
and Rueben Wilson.

Leo returned to his roots in classical music during his last three years in NY,
participating as a soloist in the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra at the Lincoln Center
and in Central Park in 2001. He also played as a soloist in the OSESP (São Paulo

Symphony Orchestra) conducted by John Neschling, Ribeirão Preto Symphony
Orchestra, and Bahia Symphony Orchestra among others, playing Villa Lobos'
Fantasy to Soprano Sax and Orchestra as well as the Concertino to Alto Sax, by

Radames Gnatalli. In 2004 Leo was invited to play the Independence Day Concert
to President Lula and authorities in Brasilia.

Leo Gande lman was also host of the TV shows "Momento Jazz" (Jazz Moment), at
Multishow channel - on Globosat/Net and The Free Jazz In Concert at Manchete TV.

Recently Leo won two prices as best Film Score w ith the soundtrack of the movie “
Garrincha, A Estrela Solitária “. Producing soundtracks is another Leo’s passion in
  With his new recording studios and label “ Saxsamba ”, Leo is now releasing two new
  albums: “Lounjazz”, an elegant blend of Acoustic and elec tronic                             music, and
  Radames e o Sax, a Tribute to Maestro Radames Gnattali, who was a virtuoso

  musician and one of the greatest Brazilian composers ever. The CD got the TIM
  2007 prize as “ Best instrumental CD “ and “ Best Producer of the year “!!!!


• Sabe Você – CD and DVD - 2008
• Radamés e o Sax – 2006
• Lounjazz – 2005 – Saxsamba/Robdigital - Brazil
• LEO GANDELMAN AO VIVO (2002 / 2003) - EMI Music, Brazil
• Sem Limite – Coletânea (2001) Universal, Brazil
• Millenium – Coletânea (2000) Universal, Brazil
• Primeiro Brasil Sinfônico. Leo Gandelman and Silvio Barbato (1999)
• Brazilian Soul (1999) - Dubas/Universal, Brazil and United States
• O Melhor de Leo Gandelman (1998) - Brazil
• Pérolas Negras (1997) - Brazil and United States
• Minha História - sucessos de Leo Gandelman (1994) - PolyGram, Brazil
• Personalidade – Coletânea PolyGram (1994)
• Made in Rio (1993) - PolyGram, Brazil and United States.
• Visões (1991) - PolyGram, Brazil, United States and Japan
• Solar (1990) - PolyGram, Brazil, United States and Indonesia
• Ocidente (Western World) (1989) - PolyGram, Brazil, United States, Japan and Indonesia
• Leo Gandelman (1987) - PolyGram, Brazil, France, Mexico

All his albuns and "Virgem" - Marina Lima       / "Jogo de Ilusões" - Nico Rezende         /    "Plural" - Gal Costa
/ "Berimbaum" - Paula Morelembaum
TV and Cinema

• Soundtrack of "O Engenho de Zé Lins" - Wladimir Carvalho.
• Soundtrack of "Vidas Opostas" - TV Record.
• Presenter of the tv show "Momento Jazz", Multisho w (Globosat/Net).
• Soundtrack of the movie "Estrela Solitária", about the life of Garrincha – still working on it.
• Soundtrack of "Moacyr" - Walter Carvalho.
• Soundtrack of the TV series "Globo Ecologia".
• Interpreter of the theme song of the TV show Fantástico (Rede Globo).
• Movies soundtracks: Pure Juice, Rádio Pirata and Banana is my Business.
• Music themes for soap operas and series at Rede Globo.
• Presenter of the weekly show "Free Jazz In Concert", Rede Manchete.
• Soundtrack of the movie "Budapeste".
Main Festivals

• Londrina Festival.
• Goyaz Festival.
• Domingos Martins Festival.
• Guaramiranga Festival.
• Havana Jazz Festival.
• Montreaux Jazz Festival.
• Free Jazz Festival.
• Hollywood Rock Fest (Special guest at Living Colours show).
• Hollywood Rock Festival (Convidado especial de Rita Lee – show de abertura para os Rolling Stones).
• Several participations in different events, tours and seasons at theatres and venues all over Brazil, United
States, Europe and Asia.

• TIM 2007 prize as "Best instrumental CD" and "Best Producer of the year".
• Best Soundtrack - Recife and Belém Film Festival with the movie "Estrela Solitária" .
• Elected for 15 times the “Best Instrumentalist”, "Diretas na Música" award, Revista Programa, Jornal do
• Golden Disc as the producer of "Virgem", album by Marina Lima.
• Trophy Brahma.
• APCA: "Best Intrumentist" in 1990 and "Best Producer" in 1991.
• Trophy UBC

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