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See Leo Blanco and his trio performing a mix of African and
Latina music at Brandon Music on Thursday, Oct. 25.
Brandon Music, located at 62 Country Club Road in Brandon, will
present the Leo Blanco Trio on October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Leo Blanco grew up in Mérida, Venezuela, where from an early age he
was surrounded by Venezuelan folklore (a blend of African and
European musical traditions) as well as jazz, classical and pop
music. At 16, he moved to Caracas where he studied music and worked
as music director at the city's renowned jazz venue, the Juan
Blanco moved to Boston in 1996 to study at the Berklee College
of Music and New England Conservatory. In March 1996, Blanco was
the first Latin American to win a prestigious Boston Jazz Society
Award. In May of the same year, he received the Billboard Grant
Award which recognized his "talent, commitment, achievement and
other attributes indicating that he is likely to make a significant
contribution to society through music." Blanco was then
commissioned to write "End of the Amazonia" for the Scottish
National Jazz Orchestra and he further grew on the international
music scene with forays into North American folk, Afro-Latin, and
classical music. Blanco's most recent album "Africa Latina"
combines African music with music of Venezuela, Colombia and
Grammy-winning pianist Danilo Perez says that Leo Blanco
"inspires and gives you new sensations!"
General admission is $12. Venue is BYOB. For information,
contact 802-465-4071 or email@example.com