|From:||Jacques Pardo / Atlas S.|
|Sent on:||Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:29 PM|
Hello music lovers!
Thanks for all of you that came to our show last Saturday, you rock! Your support and your amazing feedback means the world to us!
I just got this listing and a promo code to a half the price ticket ($10 in state of $20) for Leni Stearn, a wonderful artist that I have been following for a few years – a good friend of mine and ex-Atlas Soul member play with her on a regular basis introduced me to her exceptional talent!
Here is the info:
Leni Stern African
Featuring:Leni Stern - guitar, n'goni, vocals
Mamadou Ba -
Alioune Faye - percussion
(Alioune Faye, is the son of legendary African percussionist Sen Sen
who is the pioneer in bringing west African rhythms to the US.)
Date:January 23, 2013
Show Time: 7:30 PM
Tickets available on http://www.getshowtix.com/regattabar/moreinfo.cgi?id=2765
or by phone, [masked]-7757.
Ticket price is $20
Promo code: wm0124 (case sensitive) half price
Bio (from the Regattabar website):
Leni Stern is in the 25th year of her career as a recording artist. With her latest release "Smoke, No Fire" she continues to define herself as a genre-‐bending master guitarist and timely songwriter. Over the course of her career, Ms. Stern has established her vocal and guitar abilities in jazz, rock, and folk while more recently drawing upon studies and collaborations from her international travels to such places as Kenya, India, Mali, Madagascar and Senegal. Having been awarded the Gibson Guitar’s Female Jazz Guitarist of the Year for five consecutive years, Ms. Stern has also been acknowledged for her songwriting talents by the International Songwriting Competition with 2009’s Honorable Mention in the world music category.
In 2005 Ms. Stern traveled to northern Mali to participate in the Festival in the Desert. It was here that she was introduced to master musicians Bassekou Kouyate and his wife singer Ami Sacko who later joined Ms. Stern in an UNESCO Global Alliance project at Salif Keita’s Bamako Studio, Moffou. Immediately falling in love with the music, the people and the country, Ms. Stern would return to Mali for the better part of two years, fully immersing herself in the griot tradition. Her 2007 EP “Alu Maye”, 2007 full-‐length “Africa”, and 2009 EP “Spirit in the Water” feature the collaborations she established during her studies and explorations to West Africa.
Born in Munich, Germany Ms. Stern came to the States to attend Berklee College of Music where she studied film scoring and composition. It was there that she began to hone her guitar skills, ultimately moving to New York City to start her first band with Paul Motian and Bill Frisell. It was not long after that she established her own label Leni Stern Recordings, ensuring that she would retain full artistic control of her diverse projects.
"The integration between Stern's music and the Mali musicians' mastery is nearly seamless."
- Downbeat Magazine