An Evening with Raul Midón & Lionel Loueke

An Evening with Raul Midón & Lionel Loueke

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Genre-bending icons Raul Midón and Lionel Loueke join forces to present a special night of song and guitar wizardry. The revered musicians will perform sets of original material in an evening that will culminate in an unforgettable jam.

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“Mr. Loueke is a gentle virtuoso. As a singer, he has a husky, sincere baritone and a melting falsetto that he uses to scat-sing along with his guitar solos. He’s also a full-fledged jazz guitarist, and he uses both electronics–guitar synthesizer, looping devices–and African roots. In one piece, unassisted by any technology beyond microphone and amplifier, he sang, made percussive tongue clicks and played syncopated guitar chords and leads. He multiplied himself, one way or another, in nearly every song.” – The New York Times
Originally from the small West African nation of Benin, guitarist Lionel Loueke has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past ten years. Today, as a Blue Note Recording artist and member of Herbie Hancock’s band for the past 10 years, Loueke combines harmonic complexity, soaring melody, and a deep knowledge of African folk forms with conventional and extended guitar techniques to create a warm and evocative sound of his own.

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“Guitarist Raul Midon can sound like a one-man orchestra.”-NPR
Along with releasing 10 studio albums as a solo artist, Midón – dubbed “an eclectic adventurist” by People magazine – has collaborated with such heroes as Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers, along with contributing to recordings by Queen Latifah, Snoop Dogg and the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s She Hate Me. A native of New Mexico who was educated in the jazz program of the University of Miami – and who now lives in Maryland after years in New York City – Midón has earned acclaim the world over, with a fanbase that stretches from San Francisco to India, Amsterdam to Tokyo. A rapt critic for the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper wrote: “Midón has a lovely voice, a beautifully controlled tenor that can express anything from tenderness to passion… And the guy can play. His strumming has a flamenco flourish, but after a while, you realize he can do every kind of accompaniment he needs on acoustic guitar.”

Date

Jun 24 2019

Time

6:30 pm - 10:15 pm

Cost

$12/$20/$27

Location

Dazzle @ Baur's
1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO, 80202
Category
Dazzle

Organizer

Dazzle
Phone
(303) 839-5100
Email
info@dazzledenver.com
Website
https://dazzledenver.com