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Leo Nocentelli, Master Guitarist, Composer, the creator and innovator of Syncopated Funk wrote one of the most internationally noted Grammy inducted songs for the iconic and legendary pioneers of funk THE METERS, called Cissy Strut he is known as the most sampled guitarist of all time. In addition to being a 2018 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient he is also a four time Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nominee with The Meters. As well as many accomplishments and achievements with The Meters, Leo has performed, composed, recorded and toured with great and iconic artists such as; Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, Allen Toussaint, Etta James, Harry Connick Jr. George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Patti Labelle, Ice Cube, Queen Latifah, Jay Z & many more.

Leo Nocentelli is known as the "funkiest, fast fingered" guitar player of today and has been credited as one of the 50 top guitarist in the world. He has written more than 200 songs, many of which were recored by definitive artists such as, Peter Gabriel, Harry Connick Jr. George Duke, Etta James, Robert Palmer, Joe Cocker, The Neville Brothers, Z.Z. Hill, Albert Kings, Patti LeBelle, Ramsey Lewis, Otis Rush and Trombone Shorty. Leo is continuing to develop his style with varied elements that cover blues, rock, rap, jazz and hip/hop. Leo has performed from coast to coast including appearances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. He has also been involved in many international tours including Tokyo and Osaka Japan, Sao Paulo Brazil, as well as other European countries.

Leo's solo, musical compositions and contributions has continued to evolve with personal appearances on stages and Television shows alike. Some include Saturday Night Live along with the recognition and special guest invitations by the major musical directors of Jimmy Fallon with The Roots Band. Conan O'Brien Show with Jimmy Vivino and special guest invitation to perform live with Paul Shafer and the CBS Orchestra on Late Night with David Letterman and the Funk continues....



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