Saxophonist, producer, composer and arranger, music has always been
present in Leo Gandelman'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
Leo has already released 11 solo albums besides 7 compilations having
already sold more than 500.000 records, and is today recognized as an Icon
in his segment