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JILL NEWMAN PRODUCTIONS Presents LIONEL LOUEKE HERITAGE CD RELEASE Special Guests: ROBERT GLASPER, MARK GUILIANA, & DERRICK HODGE

 

 

 

 

 LIONEL LOUEKE

HERITAGE CD RELEASE

Special Guests:  ROBERT GLASPER, MARK GUILIANA, & DERRICK HODGE

PRODUCED BY JILL NEWMAN PRODUCTIONS

@ BLUE NOTE

World’s Finest Jazz Club & Restaurant, 131 West 3rd Street, NY, NY 10012

www.bluenotejazz.com  (212) 475-8592

“[his] intensity is of the most smoldering, in-control variety. 

Loueke’s new album, Heritage almost makes sport of his profound cool.” 

—New York Magazine 

BIO 

What: Guitarist Lionel Loueke celebrates the release of Heritage (Blue Note) with three days of shows at the Blue Note Jazz Club this September featuring Robert Glasper (piano), Mark Guilliana (drums) and Derrick Hodge (bass). A veteran of bands led by Terence Blanchard and Herbie Hancock, Loueke is bringing jazz into vibrant contact with the sounds of West Africa, in particular his native Benin. The title Heritage is a direct reference to his personal odyssey. “I have two heritages,” Loueke says. “One is from my ancestors from Africa, and that goes through my music, my body, my soul, every aspect of what I do. But also I have the heritage from the Occident, from the West, from Europe and the U.S. I speak English, I speak French, and I have that heritage too. I called this album Heritage because I’ve been blessed by all different parts of the world, and most of the songs reflect that.”

Originally from the small West African nation of Benin, guitarist Lionel Loueke has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past several years. Praised by his mentor Herbie Hancock as “a musical painter,” he combines harmonic sophistication, soaring melody, a deep knowledge of African music, and conventional and extended guitar techniques to create a warm and evocative sound of his own. JazzTimes wrote, “Loueke’s lines are smartly formed and deftly executed. 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.”

When:  Tuesday through Thursday, September 4 – 6, 8pm & 10:30pm 

Where:  The Blue Note, 131 West 3rd Street, New York,  NY 10012

Tickets:  $30 table seats, $20 at the bar

SHOWTIMES:

Event Details – September 4th @ 8PM

Event Details – September 4th @ 10:30PM

Event Details – September 5th @ 8PM

Event Details – September 5th @ 10:30PM

Event Details – September 6th @ 8PM

Event Details – September 6th @ 10:30PM

 

Artist Websites

Lionel Loueke

Robert Glasper

Mark Guiliana

Derrick Hodge

 

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Office: 646-375-5122

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