Violinist Leonardo Suarez-Paz is among the most sought after musicians world-wide in the area of Argentinean Tango. He also remains one of the violinists of choice in the field of Jazz and classical music. Born in 1971 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Leonardo attended Juan Manuel de Falla Conservatory, while simultaneously studying with maestros Miguel A. Bertero, Saul Costentino and Patience Higgins of the Duke Ellington band. He subsequently performed with the main orchestras in Buenos Aires, including Estable del Teatro Colon.
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Leonardo possesses a unique spirit and is a virtuoso extraordinaire on the violin... the spirit of the age inhabits him. By this I mean he is a citizen of the world, a modern man in the truest sense. In fact he shows us how easily we can communicate across cultures if the desire and effort are there. —Wynton Marsalis
I admire Leonardo's creativity in crossing the borders and combining tango and jazz. He is a truly international artist. We had great fun playing in Birdland! Jim Hall