Lionel Loueke Trio
Jimmy Katz
About The Series


Showcasing a quintessentially American art form, Miller Theatre’s Jazz series presents concerts by both...


Lionel Loueke Trio

Saturday, November 5, 2011, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

  The Lionel Loueke Trio makes its Miller debut, with original and inventive compositions that seamlessly blend modern jazz with samba, the instrumental traditions of Mali and Nigeria,  and the folklore of the guitarist’s native Benin. Loueke’s evocative sound palette combines intricate guitar plucking techniques, undulating pedal effects, and unique vocals inspired by the sounds of African languages, earning accolades from jazz greats including Herbie Hancock,  who calls him “a musical painter.”


  • Massimo Biolcati bass
  • Lionel Loueke voice and guitar
  • Ferenc Nemeth drums