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Leo Guerra is a charismatic Brazilian percussionist, who has been playing with traditional jazz, blues, Brazilian jazz and bossa bands/artists in Brazil and the US. He was a percussionist and composer in the renowned blues band Mississippi Devils, with whom he recorded an album in Brazil.

Leo is currently the percussionist and co-founder at The Smoky Caipirinhas, a piano/percussion duo with pianist/singer Alex Frederick. TSC brings reinterpretations of Bossa Nova Classics and Jazz Standards with a vaudeville flair, using percussion elements such as the washboard, spoons, cajon, Brazilian tamborim, blended with seamless female vocals and unique piano playing style.

Competent, creative, committed and easy-going. Clear, friendly communication and quick responses. Queens-based, but able to commute.

I’m excited to work with creative artists as a side musician, but will definitely consider joining a potential project or band.
Available for studio recording and live shows (including one-time gigs). Often available for last minute gigs.

Screen name:
Leo Guerra - Percussion
Member since:
Jul 05 2019
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week


Sydney Bechet, Cab Calloway, Tuba Skinny, Django, Washboard Sam, Louis Armstrong, The Wiyos, Meschyia Lake, Doc Watson, Wynton Marsalis, Leadbelly, Bukka White, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Robert Crumb, Nina Simone, Bessie Smith, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Big Bill Broonzy, Mississippi John Hurt.

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:


Washboard, percussion set with cajon, spoons, shakers, wooden tambourine, Brazilian tamborim, kazoo, whistles, brushes, accessories and other stuff.