Leonardo Barbieri, Latin Jazz Trailblazer, Dies at 83

April 3, 2016 3:52 AM

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Leonardo Barbieri, Latin Jazz Trailblazer, Dies at 83

Leonardo Barbieri, a jazz saxophonist who was considered a pioneer in Latin jazz and who won a Grammy Award for his music in the film “Last Tango in Paris,” died on Saturday. He was 83.

His death was confirmed by Jordy Freed, the vice president of marketing and communications for the Blue Note Entertainment Group. Mr. Barbieri’s wife, Laura, said he died of pneumonia at a New York hospital, The Associated Press reported.

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