Culture Connect Featured Event
Benin-born jazz guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke combines harmonic sophistication, soaring melodies and grounding in West African music to create a warm, intimate sound with his trio. Praised by mentor Herbie Hancock as “a musical painter,” Loueke was featured on Hancock’s album River: The Joni Letters (2007), which won Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Jazz Grammy Awards. A Crowell Concert Series event presented by the Music Department and the Center for the Arts.
“His music rolls along with a feel-good sense of joy...a new Afro-jazz star.”