Leni Stern: electric guitar, n'goni, voice
Mamadou Ba: bass
Alioune Faye: sabar, djembe, calabas, voice
Leni Stern has fearlessly led bands with guitar in hand for over 25 years. She has won numerous guitar, songwriting and composition awards, and just recently she was named one of the 50 Most Sensational Female Guitarists of All Time by Guitar Player Magazine. Her trio features Senegalese master musicians Mamadou Ba (bass) and Alioune Faye (percussion/vocals) performing originals featuring Leni's unique style which seamlessly melds American Jazz, Blues and Rock with West African tonalities and rhythms.
With her new CD "3", guitarist/composer Leni Stern offers us her most authentic recording to date, a true trio collaboration, featuring Mamadou Ba on bass and Alioune Faye on percussion and vocals. This band weaves the rhythms of Senegal into the music of NYC, creating the brilliant follow up to Stern’s critically acclaimed Dakar Suite (2016). For more than two decades Stern has been a beacon of inspiration and a nomadic force, spreading the beauty of her music from her native Europe to her adopted home of NYC. Since the mid-2000s Stern has followed her heart to Africa, and her travels have harvested many rewards, including the brilliant new album, "3".
Tickets: $17 in advance/$20 at door/$10 full-time students with ID