“Venezuelan Pianist Leopoldo Osio, one of the most naturally gifted musicians to relocate to Ireland in recent years”– Irish Times
Venezuelan/Irish pianist and composer Leopoldo Osio is considered one of the strongest pianists on the Irish Jazz scene. His style combines his Latin American roots with an original rhythmic voice deeply rooted in the Jazz legacy .
He has attended Music Colleges in Venezuela, Brazil and Ireland, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance (Hons) in 2010. He also performed and toured with some of his country’s most accomplished musicians, prior to moving to Ireland.
One of the highlights of his career includes a performance with his own band CEO Experiment along with Kurt Rosenwinkel and Michael Buckley in front of a full house at the Sugar Club in Dublin.
Performances with International Artists include Kurt Rosenwinkel, Curtis Fowlkes, Paul Booth, Ryan Quigley, Cyrille Aimee, Nicolas Folmer, Pierre Bertrand and have shared the stage with some of the greatest contemporary Jazz acts such as Christian Scott, Cory Henry and Tom Rainey.
Over the last decade, he has performed and also been part of numerous projects in Ireland such as CEO Experiment, Ronan Guilfoyle's Tudo Bem, Conor Guilfoyle's Havana Che and Conclave, Paul Dunlea Quintet, Michael Buckley's residence at Bruxelles, Phisqa, Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, Next Experiment among many others.
International Jazz Festivals and Clubs include Bratislava Jazz Days 2014 and Lucenec Jazzove Listie in Slovakia, Music al Carrer and Cafe Mercedes Jazz in Valencia-Spain, Forte Jazz Club and The Vniigaz Auditorium in Moscow-Russia, Sindikat Jazz Club and Ao Vivo in Sao Paulo-Brazil, Jazz al Parque Festival in Colombia, Teatro Zitarrosa in Uruguay, Nagua-Nagua Jazz Festival, El Hatillo Jazz Festival and Festival de Jazz en el Orinoco in Venezuela.
Festivals in Ireland include Bray Jazz Festival, Cork Jazz Festival, Down with Jazz, Galway Jazz Festival, Limerick Jazz Festival, Brilliant Corners.
"Venezuelan Leopoldo Osio’s fast-fingered piano playing was a treat"– Irish Examiner