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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 born.

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.