Lionel Loueke Trio

African And Brazilian Flavors On Top Of Downright Wicked Jazz

Lionel Loueke Trio

Thursday, October 7

Bowker Auditorium   7:30 pm
$25, $15; Five College/GCC/STCC students and youth 17 and under: $10

Played in unison with his tongue-click percussion, scat-singing and other vocal improvisations, Loueke's highly syncopated, fresh approach to jazz guitar that JazzTimes has called "smartly formed, deftly executed and ear-friendly" has caught the ears of jazz stalwarts including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Terence Blanchard

– all of whom have served as mentors to Loueke as well as collaborators in performance and in the studio. Named "Up & Coming Musician of the Year" in 2008 by the Jazz Journalists Association, Loueke opened for Hancock at Carnegie Hall the same year with his trio; the performance was hailed by the New York Times as full of "serpentine

grooves" and of "engrossing intricacy and ambition."

 

 

 

"His ear-friendly melodicism draws both from traditional African sources and a lifetime of closely studying the likes of Jim Hall and George Benson, and his rhythmic shifts come quickly and packed with surprises" JazzTimes .

 

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