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Santiago Leibson

Santiago Leibson is a Brooklyn based, Argentinian born jazz pianist and composer. His music is situated in the frontier of jazz, improvised music, classical and contemporary music. As a bandleader, he has released four records: Amon (2014), Pendular (2015), Out of Orden (2016) and Episodes (2018). JazzTrail says about his last release: “Episodes is a swinging album with abundant evocations of past grandeur. Thence, the trio of performers lay bare their solid command of time and space to create new narratives”.

As an active member of the NY music scene, he has worked with artists such as Tony Malaby, Guillermo Klein, Michael Attias, Francisco Mela, Sean Conly, Gerald Cleaver, Matt Pavolka, Mark Ferber, Oscar Noriega, Drew Gress, Billy Drummond, Jeff Hirshfield, Michael Formanek, Massa Kamaguchi and Cameron Brown.

In 2019 Santiago made his Carnegie Hall debut playing a solo concert of original and classical compositions at the prestigious series “Sophia Rossoff Presents” organized by the Abby Whiteside Foundation. He has also performed at venues such as Cornelia St. Café (New York), Firehouse 12 (New Haven, Connecticut), Jazz Filloa (Spain), Thelonious Club (Buenos Aires), Bourbon Street Music Club (Brazil) among others.

In 2014, he was awarded by a loan from the Fondo Nacional de las Arts (National Arts Fund) in Argentina to continue his studies at New York University

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”Although it might not be noticed straight away, Episodes is a swinging album with abundant evocations of past grandeur. Thence, the trio of performers lay bare their solid command of time and space to create new narratives.” - JazzTrail about Epidodes

​”Perhaps Leibson’s supreme trick is to show how a leader can lead without being adamant as to what the end result will be and how it’s arrived at.” JazzJournal (UK)

​”Opening track “Cumbia De Gambartes” and the climactic bossa-infused “Rupturas” showcase some true musicality from dual storytellers, pianist Santiago Leibson and saxophonist Lucas Goicoechea” - Downbeat Magazine

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3,5,8

Sunnyside Records
2021

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Little Pieces

Chant Records
2020

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New Aurora

ears&eyes Records
2020

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Live at Scholes...

Gaucimusic
2020

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Fourth Dimension

Chant Records
2019

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