"I have been in the music industry for over 40 years and I find Leandro Lehart's music uplifting and moving. His rhythms are infectious and when you hear his music, you have only one thing to do and this to move with the beat."
BILL CHERRY (Worked with Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Prince and Earth Wind and Fire).
"I do not think you should say you have been in the music business for 40 years, the music business in the US is a very Young business although you look much younger. Leandro Lehart is a one of a kind international star with a new rhythm and meaning for soul music which comes from the R&B music of the world."
ROY CICALA (Worked with John Lennon, Jimmy Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Tom Jobim, Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger and Cindy Lauper).
Leandro Lehart was born in 1972, and started his musical career at the age of 14 in Sao Paulo. Raised in samba schools, but with great influence from American black music, he created unique beats and rhythms from a very young age, getting space and support to experiment with music. In 1990 he founded Art Popular, one of the most popular samba groups ever in Brazil, selling over 7 million albums in 10 years. In the year 2000, he recorded "MTV Brazil Unplugged - Art Popular", the most expensive acoustic show in MTV Brazil's history.
Leandro was dubbed the best Brazilian songwriter of the decade by critics and songwriters in 1998 in Veja Magazine (a high-profile Brazilian magazine). He has recorded over 300 songs, including three of the five of most played songs of 1997, and 10 songs among the 50 most played in the year 2000, according to official figures.
In 1999, he released a video clip with Ronaldo, the famous soccer player, which was first aired live on Fantastico (top ratings entertainment show in Brazil) on Globo TV (Brazil's most important TV channel and media conglomerate.
As a producer, Leandro Lehart recorded albums featuring artists like Billy Paul, Jorge BenJor, Take 6 (winner of 9 Grammy's), Eliana and Olodum, and won the Latin Grammy, in 2002. Leandro has 2 studios, where he supports and nurtures new stars, and where he also works on his own projects, producing beats for other artists.
In his most recent work (2008), "Let me fight for my Right", Leandro Lehart played most of the instruments, and all the music was mixed and mastered in his studios. Mixing Brazilian rhythm with world music and influences from Soul, R&B & Funk and Pop Music, Leandro Lehart has been acclaimed by critics and public alike.
Leandro Lehart also has social projects such as "O SAMBA CURA O CANCER", (Samba cures cancer) in partnership with the Cancer Hospital in Sao Paulo, recognized by the UN as an innovative social project.