11/21 8:00 PM & 10PM - $20.00
LENI STERN: CD RELEASE
$20 Admission includes a FREE copy of the new CD
On the heels of a successful 15 city tour with Acoustic Africa 3, Leni Stern’s African Trio joins us to celebrate her newest album “Smoke No Fire”. Her ensemble includes master Senegalese musicians Mamadou Ba (electric bass), and Alioune Faye (sabar, djembe, backing vocals) performing Leni’s original compositions. This album is Leni’s 15th independent release, and a copy of it is included in the cost of admission tonight!
What critics are saying:
“I like it when musicians surrender to the emotion of the moment, the way guitarist-singer Leni Stern did… Combine that with the thoroughly African flavor of her songwriting the last five years, and we got something extra-extraordinary.” (MetalJazz.com)
Her music incorporates “intelligent lyrics and beautifully drawn vignettes” (Washington Post), “crystalline, jazz-meets-blues guitar lines” (Guitar Player), and “thoughtful structure, evocative moods, attention to groove” (San Francisco Bay Guardian). A “Fleet and Lyrical guitarist”, (The New Yorker). “A Gifted Singer-Songwriter with a Wide-Ranging Sensibility and Sophisticated Guitar and Harmonic Chops” (The Boston Globe).