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Primary Instrument: Vibraphone

Born: August 11, 1962    

Les Blachut is a Performing & Recording Artist. Multi-Instrumentalist; Keyboards, Mallet Percussion, Vibraphone, Marimba, Steel-Pans, Arranger, Composer, Mobile & Studio Recording Engineer, Music Teacher, Private Instructor, Music Competition Judge, Radio Program Producer.

Les Blachut is a South Florida-based versatile musician experienced in jazz improvisation, ethnic music world-wide, experimental collaborations, fusion of contrasting styles, and skilled in many music- related fields of expertise such as: music production, engineering, broadcasting, audio equipment and computer technology....
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Primary Instrument:
Vibraphone

Location:
Coconut Creek, FL

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
Les Blachut is a Performing & Recording Artist. Multi-Instrumentalist; Keyboards, Mallet Percussion, Vibraphone, Marimba, Steel-Pans, Arranger, Composer, Mobile & Studio Recording Engineer, Music Teacher, Private Instructor, Music Competition Judge, Radio Program Producer. Les Blachut is a South Florida-based versatile musician experienced in jazz improvisation, ethnic music world-wide, experimental collaborations, fusion of contrasting styles, and skilled in many music- related fields of expertise such as: music production, engineering, broadcasting, audio equipment and computer technology. Les Blachut started his music career in South-Western Poland, city of Katowice, graduating from the only music school in the country that allowed study and performance of musical styles other than classical. Shortly after graduation, Les Blachut toured Western Europe, USA, Canada, and Caribbean Islands supporting various musical acts. Les Blachut came to Boston in 1989 and entered Berklee College of Music where he studied with John LaPorta, Gary Burton, Ed Saindon, and Wayne Ward, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a dual major in Music Performance and Music Education. Les Blachut also attended selected classes at the International Academy of Arts & Science and pioneered the application of on- line music technology with Apple Computer. Les Blachut employment history includes WUNR-AM Radio, Billboard and US Songwriting Competitions, Berklee College Library, Silesia University Theater, Turtle Lane Playhouse, North Broward Preparatory Schools, Broward Community College, Florida International University, Miami School of Audio Engineering, Piano Showcase Inc., Disneyworld Entertainment Group, Brampton Symphony Orchestra, Miami World Percussion Orchestra, International Musicians in Space, Microtonal Society, St. Jude School and Church, St. George Church, St. Coleman Church, International Art Aid Mission, Liturgical Music Organization. Les Blachut is an active member of the Musicians’ Union AFM Local 655, a frequent recipient of the MPTF grant (Music Performance Trust Fund,) participant in many recording sessions and experimental forums, producer of emerging artists’ music as well as of his own, notably: the 2004 composer showcase "The Music of Les Blachut" and BBR label release "The Jampoles” featuring various vocalists of the Caribbean Islands. His music was reviewed in Sun-Sentinel (South FL leading newspaper) and broadcasted on WLRN 91.3 FM Jazz in the Evening with Len Pace (South FL NPR public radio station.) Les Blachut resides in Coconut Creek, Florida and is available for any music- related projects. Please, feel free to request a demo DVD or search the internet for Les Blachut.

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