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LENNY CASTRO

Percussionist

They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this Musician. An inspirational artist, Lenny Castro has earned their reputation as a talented musician and skillful performer. From live gigs to studio sessions and more, Lenny Castro continues to touch fans around the world with their distinct and enjoyable musical style. Explore the site and check out their music below.

WHAT LENNY'S UP TO......

 Hi Everybody, I know, I know, it's been quite a long time since my last entry. Well, my CD has been out now for about 7 month now. It has gotten great response from everyone that has listened to it. Thank all of you that have bought my CD. I never knew I could do such a thing as record and release my own CD. I had so much fun doing this one that I have started writing for another one. I've got the bug now to record my own stuff. There will be much more. And no telling who will be on it. 

I'm still touring with my guys,Toto. Its so great that we can still sell tickets. I hope this ride last for a long time. It's just so incredible that us old guys are still on the road. And its STILL FUN. We have 2 more tours left for this year, a European tour this summer and then a US Tour starting in Sept. Not sure what old Luke has up his sleeve for next year but I know it will be great.

I got to do some work on the new Lion King Movie. Wow. it is incredible. My first time to work with Hans Zimmer.What a genius and a very sweet man.Love to write for percussion.I was with some very great percussionist. It's great. Also did some work with Brian Culbertson and recently, Rick Braun.

I good buddy of mine just recorded a great solo CD. Jay Anderson. I wonderful bass player that I worked with when I did the Joe Sample trio stuff. Get it. He's fantastic. Well. that's all for now. I WILL Try to update this page more often...... Love you all.

ABOUT LENNY....

Hands of Silk and Stone

 

A Passionate Performer

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 Born in N.Y.C., N.Y on Sept. 19th. 1956  

Son of musician, Hector L. Castro, who was pianist and Musical Director for Johnny Pacheco and Celia Cruz as well as having his own group, Conjunto Candela. His first conga and drum set were given to him by his stepfather, George Cordero. Lenny went to the same high school his father attended, Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music and Art. Lenny also attended Mannes College Of Music, Third Street Music School, All-Boro Band and Orchestra, All High School Band and Orchestra as well as playing in Salsa bands like Johnny Colon, Eddie Palmieri and other local NY bands at the age of 14. At age 19 he was discovered by Melissa Manchester working at the Frank Ippolioto’s Pro Drum Shop. Shortly after that Melissa and the band moved to L.A. where he met musicians like Steve Lukather, David Garfield, Carlos Vega, as well as The Porcaro Family, Chuck Delmonico, and many other. Soon becoming a part of the L.A. scene himself. He Started to work for many producers in L.A. like Richard Perry. John Stronach, Vini Poncia, Bill Schnee, Tommy Lipuma, Russ Tittleman and Lenny Worenker, and others.

  Lenny has recorded and toured in America and around the world with artist like: Melissa Manchester, Rolling Stones, Elton John, U2, Joe Sample, Toto, Boz Scaggs, Ricky Lee Jones, Matsu Takako, Sadao Watanabe, Sahashi, Love Psycodelico, Boney James, Wayne Shorter, Adele, Glen Frey, The Eagles, Dan Fogelberg, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, George Benson, Steve Lukather, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Rufus and Chaka Kahn, Brian Culbertson, Eros Ramazzotti, Noel Gallagher, Kid Rock, Micheal Lington, Peter White, Liza Minelli, Maroon 5, Dave Koz, Micheal Bublè, Justin Beiber, Justin Timberlake, Dave Sanborn, Amy Grant, Papa Roach, Kirk Whalum, The Crusaders, Cecilia Noël, Colin Haye, The Wallflowers, Tom Petty, Dolly Parton, Clint Black, Dwight Yoachum, Rod Stewart, Al Jarreau, The Rockettes, Bette Midler, George Duke, Dido, Mars Volta, The Dickies, Peter Criss, Joe Cocker, Joe Bonamassa, Zucchero,Neil Larsen, Larsen Feiten Band, Karizma, Los Lobotomys, Marti Pell and many, many more. He is currently working with the band Toto in the studio and live as well as on his own solo project.

He has also worked on films such as Close Encounters of a Third Kind, Hancock, The Fugitive, 9 to 5 and many commercial jingles like Toyota, and Burger King and animations like Family Guy, American Dad, The Simpsons, Phineas and Ferb, Sofia the Great.

CONTACT LENNY......

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