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Leopoldo F. Fleming

Newest CD: Leopoldo F. Fleming & Christian Gonsior: TRATO COMÚN - Fleming, Gonsior, Dinah Vero, Joel Diamond, Alex Hernández, Emilio Valdés, José Mangual Jr. - Originals of Jazz, Caribbean/Cuban, African styles and inspiration by Fleming & Gonsior respectively, plus one Puerto Rican standard.

NB: In the “Music” box below, find the links to the “Discography”, and to a diversity of “Videos” 1965 till now!

LEOPOLDO F. FLEMING
Leopoldo Fleming Afro Caribbean Jazz Ensemble.
Leopoldo F. Fleming Nina Simone Celebration Ensemble.
Biography:
Percussionist, composer, arranger, lyricist, band leader Leopoldo F. Fleming is a great personality with a rich and multicolored palette, inspiration from his Latin-Afro-Indian roots, his childhood in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, decades as highly active in the jazz and beyond music scene of New York, and his international experience collaborating and touring all over Europe, Africa, South America, the Caribbean, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, with US, Caribbean, and African stars.

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In the September 2007 issue of the AllAboutJazz-New York gazette, the newly released Afro Indian Blues with Jim Pepper, Amina Claudine Myers, Anthony Cox, and Leopoldo Fleming is categorized an Unearthed Gem. Donald Elfman praises Leopoldo for showing true versatility and appealing accessibility.

In an AllAboutJazz.com review of the same album, Bill Siegel writes: ...On percussion, Leopoldo Fleming takes a flight with a solo that's absolute, total music - he plays the melody on his drums, not just a riff on the rhythm

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Primary Instrument

Percussion

Location

New York, NY

Credentials/Background

Master classes - Workshops - Private students

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Albums

DVD: Nina Simone: Live in Germany 1989
DVD: Nina Simone:...
Immortal
2014
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Lou Caputo & Chris White: Interface
Lou Caputo & Chris...
JazzCat 47 Records JC-1824
2012
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Leopoldo F. Fleming & Christian Gonsior: TRATO COMÚN
Leopoldo F. Fleming &...
Alessa Records Jazz & Art ALR 1023
2012
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Documentary/DVD: Mama Africa (by Mika Kaurismäki)
Documentary/DVD: Mama...
Matchbox Films
2011
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Lou Caputo Not So Big Band: Not So Big Band
Lou Caputo Not So Big...
JazzCat47
2010
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This Is Where You Wanna Be, The Brawner Brothers
This Is Where You...
CD Baby 5637233221
2007
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