NOTE! This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

Like most websites, we use cookies to facilitate online booking and to ensure we give you the best possible experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume you're happy to receive cookies. You can learn more about changing your settings in our Privacy Policy.

Accept & close
16
February 2019
Saturday
8:30 PM
NFM, Red Hall
Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław
Lionel Loueke Group | cancelled
Performers:

Lionel Loueke – guitar
Massimo Biolcati –  double bass
Ferenc Nemeth –  drums

Programme:

Music from The Journey to be premiered in September 2018.

fot. Jean Baptist Milliot

Lionel Loueke picked up the guitar late at age 17. After his initial to exposure to jazz in Benin, he left to attend the National Institute of Art in Ivory Coast. In 1994 he left Africa to pursue jazz studies at the American School of Modern Music in Paris then came to the U.S. on a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music where he first encountered his future trio mates Massimo Biolcati and Ferenc Nemeth.

After graduating Loueke was accepted to the Thelonious Monk Institute where he was able to study with his most significant mentors: Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Terence Blanchard. Praised by Hancock as “a musical painter,” Loueke combines harmonic complexity, soaring melody, a deep knowledge of African folk forms, and conventional and extended guitar techniques to create a warm and evocative sound of his own.

His Blue Note debut Karibu (2008) featured guest appearances from Hancock and Shorter with his trio and was met with wide acclaim. Mwaliko (2010) offered a series of intimate duets with Angelique Kidjo, Richard Bona, Esperanza Spalding and Marcus Gilmore. Heritage (2012) was co-produced by label mate Robert Glasper and found Loueke exploring a more electric sound with a new trio featuring Derrick Hodge on electric bass and Mark Guiliana on drums. His latest CD GAIA was recorded live in the studio with Bassist Massimo Biolcati & Drummer Ferenc Nemeth and produced by Blue Note President & Grammy winning producer Don Was. In addition to albums with his collective trio Gilfema with Biolcati and Nemeth, Loueke has appeared on recordings by Hancock, Blanchard, Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden, Kenny Barron, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and Joe Lovano, as well as contemporaries including Spalding, Gretchen Parlato, Kendrick Scott and others. He continues to tour the world with his own trio as well as with Hancock and most recently with Chick Corea and is a member of Blue Note’s 75th anniversary Blue Note All Star  group with Glasper, Hodge, Scott, Ambrose Akinmusire and Marcus Strickland.
 
Lionel’s upcoming recording will be released on Aparté Records. Instead of creating an ensemble, it started with Lionel alone, playing and singing. His songs combine classic African elements, the flavors of jazz harmony, and the originality of Lionel which goes beyond any of these labels.

Similar events

15
December 2018 | Saturday
Jazz concerts
NFM, Red Hall
Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet | Product Placement – premiere
 
19
January 2019 | Saturday
Jazz concerts
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
World Music | Lautari
 
02
February 2019 | Saturday
Jazz concerts
NFM, Red Hall
Piotr Wojtasik – Tribute to Akwarium
 
09
March 2019 | Saturday
Jazz concerts
NFM, Main Hall
World Music | Kronos Quartet & Mahsa Vahdat
 
23
March 2019 | Saturday
Jazz concerts
NFM, Red Hall
World music | Aly Keïta Trio
 
06
April 2019 | Saturday
Jazz concerts
NFM, Main Hall
World music | Buika
 
13
April 2019 | Saturday
Jazz concerts
NFM, Black Hall
The Great improvisation | Enrico Pieranunzi solo
 
11
May 2019 | Saturday
Jazz concerts
NFM, Red Hall
World music | Maya Youssef
 
02
June 2019 | Sunday
Jazz concerts
NFM, Main Hall
The Great Improvisation / Meshell Ndegeocello
 

The National Forum of Music, plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław, co-managed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, City of Wrocław and Lower Silesian Province, registered in Rejestr Instytucji Kultury run by the City of Wrocław as RIK 38/2014.

Patrons:

Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.