Leonardo Grimaudo (born 1974 in Erice, Italy) started to play piano at the age of 8. After two years he
decided to change instrument and study guitar. At the age of 18 he attended the Conservatory of Music
"A.Scontrino",studying with M° Maurizio Norrito and getting his degree in classical guitar in 2002.
During this period he moved to Palermo where he got in contact with classical and jazz musicians
playing with Sanspapier(tango music),Macchina di suoni(C.Mingus music)conducted by Marvi La
Spina,and the European Jazz Big Band conducted by Gunther Schuller and Dusko Goykovich. In 2002 he
decided to move to Holland (Groningen) to attend the Prins Claus Conservatory(Jazz Departiment).He
became a Bachelor of Art (jazz guitar) in 2006