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Leonardo Amuedo

Leonardo Amuedo: Bio
Leonardo Amuedo was born in Montevideo (Uruguay). He learned his first guitar chords when
he was 4 years old with his brother and by the age of 17, he was already playing with several
top musicians in Uruguay like, Osvaldo and Hugo Fattoruso (OPA group), Mariana Ingold,
Urbano Moraes Fernando Cabrera, and Mateo. In 1984, Leonardo received “The Best Guitarist
of the Year” award in Uruguay.
He moved to The Netherlands in 1990 where he started playing and recording with: Laura
Fygi, Jose Koning, Batida, Metropole Orchestra, Fernando Lameirinhas, Joia, Hein van de
Geyn, Bacan, Ivan Lins, Dori Caymmi, Dulce Pontes, Hermeto Pascoal, Sticks & Strings,
Jimmy Haslip, Michiel Borstlap, Paul van Vliet, Rosenberg Trio, Annouk, and Trijntje
In 2002 Leonardo moved to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and since then, he has recorded and/or
shared the stage with world-renowned artists and musicians like: João Bosco, Caetano Veloso,
Gilson Peranzzetta, Mauro Senise, Armando Marçal (Pat Metheny group), Wagner Tiso,
Alejandro Sanz, Jane Monheit, Simone, Marcio Montarroyos, Leny Andrade, Hermeto
Pascoal, Oscar Castro, Neves, Andre Mehmari, Herbie Hancock, Billy Hart, Maria Schneider,
Vinnie Colaiuta, Dianne Reeves,Chris Botti, Vince Mendoza, Marcus Miller, Ivan Lins, Maria
Gadu, and Alex Acuña (Weather Report).
From 2002 until 2010 Leonardo joined Ivan Lins' band and was awarded two Latin Grammy
awards for his work on the 2005 Album of the Year Cantando Historias (Ivan Lins) and the
2009 Best Brazilian Pop Album Ivan Lins and Metropole Orchestra (Ivan Lins). Leonardo is
currently touring with trumpet player Chris Botti