Beledo

"BELEDO is considered a real myth among Uruguayan music connoisseurs," according to EL PAIS newspaper from Montevideo, Uruguay.  Piano was Beledo's first instrument, however, he became a guitar  hero  in his late teenage years captivating audiences in Uruguay and Argentina..

Later on,  his fusion effort of the early eighties in South America was noticed in the U.S. in articles for the upcoming talents in GUITAR PLAYER magazine and JAZZIZ magazine.

BELEDO & HEMISPHERES album MONTEVIDEO JAZZ DREAMS features STEFON HARRIS on vibraphone, RANDY BRECKER on trumpet, MARK WALKER and MANOLO BADRENA on drums, ANDY MIDDLETON on sax, CHRIS KOMER on french horn, DAVID FINCK on upright bass, and JORGE CAMIRUAGA  on vibraphone.

Home based in New York he can be seen playing with Safro-Jazz band OJOYO featuring saxophonist MORRIS GOLDBERG from the ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW, drummer ANTON FIG from the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, and bassist BAKITHI KUMALO from PAUL SIMONS's Graceland album.

BELEDO toured with the TROPICAL TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES featuring TITO PUENTE, CELIA CRUZ, TITO NIEVES, CHEO FELICIANO, and an all-star line up of Latin artists. This tour included Spain, Portugal, and Martinique with concerts in Madrid, Barcelona, Las Palmas, Valencia, La Coruña, Lisbon, and Fort de France.

While he was based in Los Angeles, BELEDO attended the UCLA Certified Program for Film Scoring. Later, he co-produced music with PETER AYKROYD for the WARNER BROTHERS film, NOTHING BUT TROUBLE starring DEMI MOORE, JOHN CANDY, DAN AYKROYD, and CHEVY CHASE.

He attended the University School of Music in Uruguay and performed classical music recitals on the NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO and in various theatres. He was also a founding member of the first Jazz Ensemble, sponsored by the conservatory in an effort to integrate jazz into the traditional curriculum.

Beledo has played with MANOLO BADRENA, PEDRO AZNAR, HUGO FATTORUSO, GUSTAVO MORETTO, KIM PLAINFIELD, JOE LOCKE, JEFF ANDREWS, GARY WILLIS, BILL BERG, RUFUS PHILPOT, THIERRY ARPINO, JOHN BENITEZ.