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Multi-talented drummer to open Regis Lunch, Listen and Learn series

September 16, 2009

Weston, MA. On Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Regis College will open its "Lunch, Listen, and Learn" Series with Leo Sharamitaro, an eclectic and multi-talented musician versed in jazz, rock, world and Latin rhythms.

The performance will take place in the Fine Arts Center Atrium on the Regis campus at noon. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches and participate in this unusual musical experience.

Leo’s presentation will include discussion, demonstration, and the opportunity for audience participation with a variety of rhythms including African, Latin, Jazz, and Rock. He will teach the audience how to read and clap basic rhythms, as well as play instruments including conga and bongo drums, tambourines, cowbells, drum set, and other percussion instruments. At the end of his performance, Leo will lead a percussion ensemble jam.

An accomplished drummer for more than 20 years, Leo brings a vibrant, energetic and solid musicianship to his performance. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston and has studied with Kenwood Dennard, Bob Gullotti, and Dave Mattacks. He has shared the stage with Herb Pomeroy, Chubby Checker and Frankie Avalon and has been on three national tours of the Broadway shows Kiss Me Kate, Grease, and Footloose. Leo recently played with Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band) and has led "The Open Jam" at The Rhumbline in Gloucester every Monday for the past three years with the area's best musicians. Sharamitaro is also the percussion teacher at Pingree School and Stoneridge Montessori.

The "Lunch, Listen and Learn" Series is sponsored by Lifelong Learning at Regis College (LLARC). For further information or to join LLARC, contact Margaret Connors at 781-768-7135 or email

Regis College is a Catholic co-educational community that prepares undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students for engagement and service in a changing world. In the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Nursing and Health Professions, approximately 1,600 students are enrolled in 24 undergraduate majors; master’s degree programs in education, health product regulation, and nursing, and in communication, leadership and service, and public administration with a strategic focus on health care; and a doctorate in nursing practice. U.S. News and World Report ranks Regis in the top tier of universities with master’s programs in the North. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) lists Regis among benchmarking colleges for the quality of educational experience. The National League of Nursing recently identified Regis College as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. The College also provides accreditedpre-school and kindergarten programs, and a Life Long Learning Program (LLARC) for retired seniors.  CONTACT: Marjorie Arons-Barron, (617)423-7770;

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