Lionel Loueke Trio
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Tiny Desk Concert

Lionel Loueke
About The Series

Jazz

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

Jazz

Lionel Loueke Trio

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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Lionel Loueke enchanted audiences with his trio's exuberant Miller Theatre debut in 2011. Loueke grew up in Benin playing traditional West African music and went on to study jazz in Paris and the U.S., an eclectic background that can be clearly heard in his adventurous music, which blends traditional jazz styles with electric synthesizers, African kora and kalimba sounds, and percussion. "For me," Loueke explains, "the guitar is many instruments in one and has unlimited potential."