Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Leandro Pellegrino had an early musical training from the age of 5. When he was 13 he began playing both electric and acoustic guitar but he would only acquire his passion for jazz a few years later, when he earned a scholarship at Souza Lima Conservatory and studied with great jazz musicians as Daniel D’Alcantara, Michel Leme and Berklee Alumni Carlos Ezequiel and Lupa Santiago.
In a couple of years he was already performing frequently at a few jazz venues in Sao Paulo, playing with some of the finest musicians in town.
After getting a degree in music composition, he earned a scholarship at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he’s studying with outstanding teachers such as Hal Crook, Mick Goodrick, Tim Miller, Greg Osby, Jason Palmer, among others.
Although he’s been living in the United States for a short period he has already performed with top jazz musicians, including Terri Lyne Carrington, Tia Fuller, David Liebman and the great Dianne Reeves.
Experience & Education
Guitar Instructor for Cia da MusicaJanuary 2007 to December 2009 (about 3 years)
BA in Music Composition at FAAM - Faculdade de Musica Alcantara Machado2004 to 2009 (5 years)
in Jazz Performance w/ Lupa Santiago at Souza Lima Music Conservatoy2006 to 2008 (2 years)
in at Universidade Livre de Musica2006 to 2007 (1 years)