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Leo Genovese

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Occupation(s)  Musician, composer
Years active  Mid-2000s–present

Name  Leo Genovese
Genres  Jazz
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Instruments  Piano, keyboards, other instruments
Albums  B-Sides, Haikus II, Seeds, Planet Safety, Simple
Similar People  George Garzone, Phil Grenadier, Hendrik Meurkens, Ferenc Nemeth, Antonio Sanchez

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Leo Genovese (born 1979) is an Argentine jazz pianist, keyboardist, and composer.

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Life and career

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Genovese was born in Venado Tuerto, Argentina, in 1979. He began playing the piano at the age of 5 or 6, but became more interested in playing around ten years later.

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Genovese began studying music and accounting at the University of Rosario, but soon abandoned accountancy, and in 2001 he began studying at the Berklee College of Music. He graduated in 2003. His first album, Haiku II, was released the following year and was followed by Unlocked in 2008, but Genovese later talked them down, stating that they were "just a way to document where I was at the time". From 2005 he toured internationally, and recorded with, bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding.

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A reviewer for The New York Times commented on Genovese's 2013 album, Seeds, that, "by refusing to privilege one historical style over another, he strengthens his claim as a polyglot". Down Beat observed that Genovese's compositions for the album "share an exploratory nature, whether the new terrain in question is a marriage of electronic and acoustic sounds, an unlikely use of chromatic scaling or the successful juxtaposition of otherwise disparate ideas."

Discography

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References

Leo Genovese Wikipedia


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