Leonardo was born in San Cristóbal, in the Venezuelan Andes, and studied music at the Pedro Antonio Ríos Reina School of Music founded by his father. He is known for his expertise as a bolero and tango singer, as well as a long-time player and connoisseur of the Venezuelan maracas.
His latest recording, Live at Tokyo Opera House (Sony Japan), interprets the tango operita Maria de Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla with Amelita Baltar and Ryota Komatsu. He has performed with artists such as Simón Diaz, Paquito D'Rivera, Janis Siegel, Marco Granados, Pablo Zinger, Edward Simon, Soledad Bravo, Steven Blier, Martin Rojas, Michael Barrett, Luisito Quintero, and Carlos Capacho.
Leo is also a political activist and a music producer, dedicated to crafting and curating musical events to help palliate and create awareness of the deepest humanitarian crisis of the Americas in modern history with epicenter in Venezuela, and the 5 million displaced Venezuelan citizens suffering the scars of forced migration.