Leo Z is an Italian producer and keyboardist based in Los Angeles.
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Leo began his musical
development at age 4 in Bologna, Italy where he laid hands on an old family
German upright piano to create his first compositions. His blend of Italian and
Russian blood combined with the Medieval character of Bologna, affected Leo's path
leading him to discover and combine a wide variety of music, from symphonic to
progressive, from electronica to minimal music .He naturally developed a
profound passion for movies and soundtracks and his dream to score movies was
At age 23, while mentored by producer Mauro
Malavasi. Leo began his career arranging, composing, and producing songs for
Italian pop-stars such as Elisa and Lucio Dalla, but his passion for cinematic
music did not fade one bit. He studied the music of his heroes: Thomas Newman
and Elliot Goldenthal, among others, while continuing writing, arranging, and
producing for crossover artists like Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. He moved
to Los Angeles in 2007 to reach his dream of being a film composer after one of
his songs, "Oceano" was featured in the record "Closer"
(Josh Groban), selling over 8 million units worldwide.
After building his confidence
in Los Angeles, Leo defines like a "surreal place
where anything is possible", he started the development of new projects.
He recently produced the
debut record of Nathan Pacheco, a young crossover tenor signed by Disney
working with some of the best musicians and studios in the world. The album was
recorded at Eastwest Studios in Los Angeles and Air Studios Lyndhurst in London
(with the London Philarmonia Orchestra and Geoff Foster as Sound Engineer) and
was mixed by Michael Brauer at the Electric Lady Studio, NYC. This production
gave Leo a chance to collaborate with the legendary A&R Jon Lind and his
mentor Bob Cavallo. In July 2012 Yahoo released Tom Hanks' Futuristic Webseries
"Electric City" that Leo had scored in collaboration with Ali Noori
with the supervision of producers/writers Josh Feldman and Bo Stevenson, and
music supervisor Deva Anderson.