Trans-Oceanic Afro-Jazz: Leni Stern Infuses Mbalax Rhythms and Senegalese Soul with Soaring Vocals and Jazz Guitar
Leni Stern African Trio with the newest CD Jelell on tour in Europe February and March 2014 – other dates on request
Jelell! This Wolof expression means something along the lines of “Take it!” or “Grab it!” or “Seize the moment,” but, like so many of the world’s great untranslatable words, carries a richer, deeper, contextual meaning. It’s that contextual core, that powerful frame of reference, that drives this album, Leni Stern’s 20th full-length release and her deepest foray into African music yet.
On Jelell (release date: Nov. 26th), German-born Berklee-educated guitarist and n’goni player Leni Stern’s African Trio is completed by world-renowned electric bassist Mamadou Ba, a pillar of the NY African music scene and long-time musical director for Harry Belafonte, and Alioune Faye, who lives in the Bronx but comes from a large Senegalese family of musicians. . The complex but seemingly effortless rhythm patterns played out by this band provides the spine of the music, a polyrhythmic foundation stone from which Stern’s elegant, jazz-infused melodic improvisations can spring. This combination makes for a beat-heavy get-up-and-move album that is simultaneously profound and utterly danceable.
Sound files and videos as well as further information you will find on my homepage.
For booking you can contact me any time
Hans J. Batschauer
artists | relations
Hasenbergsteige 20 | D-70178 Stuttgart | Germany |
Phone: +49-711-31 55 219 | Fax: +49-711-63 30 18 18 | e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.jazz-booking.com
Jean-Luc Ponty | Larry Coryell & The Eleventh House | Leni Stern | Alphonse Mouzon | Joel LaRue Smith | Marcos Paiva | Biréli Lagrène |Karin Hammar | Gary Guthman | Impact Fuze | Bettina Pohle vocal jazz | Alain Mion | Creative Collective | Stafford James | Christoph Spendel | Clara Ponty | Lenny Mac Dowell | Jazzamor | Joerg Reiter & Frank Kuruc – April Lights | Juergen Hagenlocher Quintett | Benny Lackner Trio | Salsafuerte | Dizzy Krisch | Magdalena Reising |
by Jazz Booking on Wed, 29/06/2016 - 10:59
After his project "Better late than never" with the YES singer John Anderson, Jean-Luc Ponty toured with the Anderson-Ponty band last year and in Spring this year with great success in the US. Now the undisputed pioneer of jazz violin, Jean-Luc Ponty, turns to Europe again and performs with his BAND, a quartet with violin,... read more
by Jazz Booking on Wed, 15/01/2014 - 10:38
MARC BERTHOUMIEUX Marc Berthoumieux was born in 1960 in Haute-Savoie and he began playing accordion at the age of eleven years. In 1991 he went to Paris, where he was quickly discovered by the Paris jazz scene as a shooting star. After a short time he performed already with his own band and was invited by well-known... read more
by Jazz Booking on Wed, 15/01/2014 - 10:02
LARRY CORYELL & THE ELEVENTH HOUSE The legendary band The Eleventh House is widely considered as one of the pioneering jazz-rock groups. Led by the great guitarist Larry Coryell the band was formed in 1973. Now this funk oriented jazz-rock band has a spectacular reunion with such outstanding musicians like Randy Brecker... read more
by Jazz Booking on Tue, 04/09/2012 - 02:00
Dear Everyone! September is back and I am very excited to send you some news. After many beautiful concerts this summer, both in Europe and in USA, we are working on new projects of tours and albums. You will find details in this message. I thank you sincerely for your support and your interest in these artists! We look forward to... read more