Chendy Leon

His first percussion lesson at four years old taught from his father in San Antonio,
Cuba confirmed the acumen and love for all things percussion. By the age 18 he began his professional career performing and recording with many famous Cuban artists such as:
Yagrumas Jazz Band,
Melao Son,
Pancho Amat y su Grupo,
Silvio Rodriguez,
Roberto Javier,
Rojitas and the Metropolis (band leader 94-98)
In 1998 Chendy co-wrote the music for a Cuban documentary, Policlinico Infernal, which was nominated for an Oscar.
In 1999 he migrated to Toronto, Canada where he has collaborated and plays with various
Havana Express,
Nick Ali and Cruzao,
Eliana Cuevas,
Jane Bunnett,
Luis Mario
Ochoa and Cimarron,
Son Ache,
Roberto Occhipinti,
Ricky Franco & P-Crew Orchestra,
Alexis Baro,
Amanda Martinez,
Cane Fire,
Sultans of String,
Sophie Milman,
Hilario Duran Big Band and Trio,
Alex Cuba,
Parachute Club,
Jesse Cook,
Dominic Mancuso Group,
Rebecca Bennendyk,
Emilie-Claire Barlow,
Oscar D’León,
Paquito D’Rivera
Angelique Kidjo
Experienced in all styles of Cuban music he is one of the most “in demand” percussionist/drummer in Toronto.
Since 2006 he has been teaching world percussion and drums at Humber College, Lakeshore Campus.
Endorsements include
Moperc for percussion instruments.
PRK for Flamenco Cajon
C&C Custom Drums
Headhunters Sticks and Creations