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Leo Sidran: Mucho Leo

His dad, pianist, vocalist and composer Ben Sidran, was once aptly described as a “renaissance man cast adrift in a modern world.” The apple that is Leo hasn’t fallen too far from that tree. He wrote his first song at age 6, established himself as an accomplished jazz drummer while still in high school, progressed to several other instruments and spent a year of college in Spain, becoming fluent in the country’s language and music. He’s also self-produced three previous albums as leader, cofounded the Nardis (Sidran spelled backwards) label with Ben, produced discs for many other artists and, as a commercial composer, done work from such major brands as Coca-Cola, Ford, McDonald’s and L’Oréal.

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