Leo Quintero

DJ at WDNA Radio 88.9 FM in Miami

Leo Quintero is an accomplished guitarist, composer, and producer originally from Venezuela. He has played with many artists and collaborated in many Grammy Award winning and nominated recordings. He moved to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music. At Berklee was awarded with the "Laurindo Almeida" and "Barney Kessel" Awards for his contributions as student performer. While living in Boston, Leo worked as a producer and instructor at "Bristol Studios." Then, from 1991 to 1995 he took a Faculty position at Berklee as a guitar and ensemble teacher. Currently residing in the multicultural city of Miami, Florida, Leo has been involved in many jazz projects and recordings such as the Jam Miami concert with Arturo Sandoval that featured Chick Corea and many more jazz and Latin jazz musicians. He has also performed in Europe with Bob Moses at the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland, in Lyon France opening up for Miles Davis, and many more worldwide. As both performer and producer, Leo has toured in USA, Europe, Canada, Asia, and South America for Ricky Martin, Shakira, Lauryn Hill, Jennifer Lopez Gilberto Santa Rosa, Engelbert Humperdinck, Frank Quintero, Olga Tañon, Franco De Vita and many many more. His song "Nothing Serious" was recorded by trumpeter Roy Hargrove on his 2006 CD of the same name. His most recent CD “Ofrendas,” released on Fono Jazz Universal, is a collection of classical guitar pieces and originals arranged for a jazz group with an ethnic South American flavor. In 2014 and 2015, Leo participated as a member of the faculty in the “Berklee Latino” (an educational program of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, which takes place in Bogota and Mexico City).