The outstanding young Blue Note guitarist Lionel Loueke, originally from Benin in West Africa, is touring Australia with Sydney’s own Vampires.
Described by Herbie Hancock as a “musical painter,” Loueke’s distinctive sound has seen him enjoy a meteoric rise in the jazz world. Originating from Benin, he secured a scholarship to study at the Berklee School of Music. Loueke later attended the Thelonious Monk Institute where he was mentored by Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Terence Blanchard. Loueke has gone on to work with artists as diverse as Hancock, Shorter, Eperanza Spalding, Angelique Kidjo and Robert Glasper.
NATIONAL TOUR DATES 2016
Friday 2 June WOLLONGONG CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC
Friday 3 June WINTER JAZZ presented by SIMA, With support from Miriam Lieberman
The Sound Lounge, The Seymour Centre
Saturday 4 June MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne
Sunday 5 June PERTH INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
The Ellington Jazz Club
Friday 10 June BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL (*Matt Smith replacing Loueke) With Trichotomy (Brisbane)
QLD Multicultural Centre Auditorium