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Leni Stern

Leni Stern

World / Jazz / Singer/Songwriter New York, NY  US
Jelell (Take It)
Jelell (Take It)
frossira (country road)
frossira (country road)
Still Bleeding
Still Bleeding


Leni Stern : Jelell (2013)


  • Fri

    Sep 11

    Cleveland, OH, US | 8:00pm

    Amanda Ruzza - w/ Leni Stern and Alioune Faye

  • 2015

    May 5

    New York, NY, US | 3:00pm

    LENI STERN. Acclaimed guitarist and vocalist Leni Stern brings her African music ensemble to Barbs. The music juxtaposes Stern's trademark inventive guitar and vocal explorations with the indigenous sounds of accomplished African instrumentalists. The result is at once haunting, exuberant, cinematic, personal and resoundingly assured. Featuring Leni Stern on n'goni, electric guitar, vocals, and calabash/Alioune Faye on sabar and djembe/Mamadou Ba on electric bass.

  • 2015

    Mar 27

    Washington, DC, US | 4:00pm

    Leni Stern with Elhadji Alioune Faye and Mamadou Ba Jazz Guitarist Leni Stern Explores West African Rhythms Lots of jazz musicians head to Africa to find their "musical roots," but only Leni Stern was so committed to West African culture she weathered a coup d'tat in Mali to record an album (2012's Smoke, No Fire). But that's indicative of the fierce artistic commitment that's made Stern one of today's most adventurous guitarists, vocalists and composers. Famous for her extraordinary fusions of pop and jazz -- the Boston Phoenix once said she had a "voice like Marlene Dietrich with Billie Holiday's phrasing" -- Stern has recently turned her considerable talents toward West African rhythms. Now she appears in concert with Elhadji Alioune Faye (percussion) and Mamadou Ba (bass) at Atlas Performing Arts Center. Turn up early to catch DJ Crown Vic (Electric Cowbell Records' Jim Thomson) spinning all vinyl selections of modern and vintage world music.

  • 2015

    Jan 11

    New York, NY, US | 9:00pm
  • 2015

    Jan 10

    New York, NY, US | 10:00pm


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  • David Namerow (Congas/Hand Percussion) (Artist)
    David Namerow (Congas/Hand Percussion)
    SIMBO, like the rest of your tracks, cuts cleanly and crisply through the genre clutter with a groove that slices directly to the heart with honest power. This is music with teeth, heart, soul and big brass balls.
  • Wolfgang Leng - Art, Music & More (Artist)
    Wolfgang Leng - Art, Music & More
    I like your Songs very much !...Have a nice Day...Many Greetings - Wolfgang



Sounds Like: Bassekou Kouyaté, Salif Keita Official Fan Page

Label: Leni Stern Recordings

Bio: Leni Stern is a singer, guitarist, label owner, author, composer, orchestrator, social advocate, martial artist (she holds three belts in the Southern Shaolin discipline of Hung-Ga), cancer survivor and proud New York City resident.

Stern originally made a name for herself in jazz circles (her f...See Full Bio

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Leni Stern

Guitar, Vocals, Composer, N'goni




Recent Blogs

New Website Up!
Jan 31, 2014

Please come check out my official website. It got a facelift and I think you'll... [more]

Finding the new groove!
Jul 5, 2013

You may notice that I've played out a lot recently and have THREE more gigs this... [more]


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