Lionel Loueke Trio Concert 8 PM, Lecture at 2 PM

If you don’t have plans tonight, definitely come see Lionel Loueke! If you don’t know who he is:

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, which features Swedish-born bassist Massimo Biolcati and Hungarian drummer Ferenc Nemeth. 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.

There will be a lecture/demonstration by Mr. Loueke at 2:00 PM in the Daltry Room (Music Rehearsal Hall 003).

There will be a pre-concert talk by Sarah Politz at 7:15 PM. The concert begins at 8:00 PM.

  • Lionel Loueke Trio Concert
  • Date:  TODAY, Saturday, February 25
  • Time:  Concert at 8:00 PM; pre-concert talk at 7:15 PM
  • Place:  Crowell Concert Hall
  • Cost:  $23 general public; $19 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students
  • Lionel Loueke Lecture/Demonstration
  • Date:  TODAY, Saturday, February 25
  • Time:  2:00 PM
  • Place:  Music Rehearsal Hall 003 (Daltry Room) – this is the building closest to Usdan
  • Cost:  Free!