Gato Barbieri Bio, Net Worth, Height, Facts

Gato Barbieri
  • Name: Gato Barbieri
  • Age at Death: 83 years old
  • Height: Unknown
  • Occupation: Saxophonist
  • Net Worth: Pending
  • Status: Deceased

Leandro “Gato” Barbieri was an Argentine-born jazz saxophonist and composer. He was a Grammy Award winning musician who rose to stardom during the free jazz movement in the 1960s. Barbieri was born to a family of musicians on November 28, 1932 in Santa Fe, Argentina. He developed an interest in music at the age of 12. He was influenced by artists like Charlie Parker and later John Coltrane.

Barbieri began his professional career as a teenager. He moved to Buenos Aires in 1947 and began playing the alto saxophone. He performed locally in various Buenos Aires clubs, which earned him the nickname “El Gat”, the cat. He garnered even more attention performing alongside pianist, Lalo Schifrin, and his orchestra. Barbieri launched his career as a leader with the release of ‘The Third World’ in 1969. He followed up with the film score for Bernardo Bertolucci’s film, Last Tango in Paris (1972). The score earned him a Grammy Award. Barbieri worked with the the jazz record label, Impulse! Records and later A&M Records. He released a series of albums including Caliente! (1976) and Ruby Ruby (1977). He was honored with the UNICEF Award at the Argentinian Consulate in 2009.

Gato Barbieri died on April 2, 2016 at the age of 83. His reported cause of death was pneumonia. He underwent a recent bypass surgery to remove blood clot. Barbieri was married twice. His Italian born first wife ‘Michelle’ died in 1995. He was married to second wife ‘Laura’ from 1996 until his death in 2016. He’s survived by his wife and son, Christian.

Gato Barbieri Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Gato Barbieri Age, Birthday, Married

  • Birth Name: Leandro Barbieri
  • Birthday: November 28, 1932
  • Place of Birth: Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • How Tall : Height:
  • Occupation: Saxophonist
  • Years Active: 1950s-2010
  • Net Worth : Salary:
  • Marriage(s): Michelle, Laura
  • Death-O-Meter: Dead
  • Died: April 2, 2016
  • Cause of Death: Pneumonia
  • Place of Death: New York City, New York, U.S.
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