NEW ORLEANS PIANO, BLUES, SOUL'N'JAZZ
"THE BRAZILIAN PROFESSOR"
- Blues Matters! Magazine 2021
"O disco 'Live at Pianistico' não é apenas um dos raros álbuns ao vivo lançados na era do Covid 19, mas, provavelmente, seja um dos registros de concertos mais originais disponibilizados nos últimos tempos. (...) O lançamento ao vivo do Brazilian Professor não é só prazeroso de se ouvir, mas também funciona comoregistro histórico de uma época estranha na vida de todos nós."
- ADAM KENNEDY
Blues Matters! Journalist and Photographer
"What I remember about Luciano Leães is that he is not an atypical presence. Many have watched him play here [in New Orleans]." When Luciano invokes my father's legacy, he is one of the best pianists to appear in this role"
- PAT BYRD
Daughter of Professor Longhair.
"Extraordinary artists do not appear overnight. I believe people will remember Luciano Leães for a long time. Musically, the Brazilian musician is at the crossroads where past, present and future meet"
- RUSS RAGSDALE
Music producer in Nashville, TN.
"What's the perfect mix between
New Orleans R&B and Brazilian soul?
Luciano Leães & The Big Chiefs"
Music producer and Pianist / Organist
for BB King, Albert King among others.
“Luciano is one of these amazing cats who plays blues, R&B
and New Orleans-style keyboards so well and with so much
soul that after you hear him, you’ll want to do one of two things:
(1) quit, or (2) go practice and try like hell to catch up. One of the baddest cats out there on the scene, end of story...”
Chuck Berry's Pianist
"What's the perfect blend of New Orleans R&B and Brazilian Soul called? Luciano Leães & the Big Chiefs The Power of Love! Que legal!" - RON LEVY, Musical producer and keyboardist for BB King and Albert King.
“Luciano Leaes really knocked out the musically- astute full house at this year’s Booker Birthday Bash with his trademark blend of passion, energy, virtuosity, charm and humor. His ability to honor Booker’s brilliance while putting his own stamp on the music was impressive, and his easy manner with the audience very appealing.”
Award-Winning Radio Producer,hoster and jazz critic