Lionel Loueke

Born in Benin, a small country of west Africa, Lionel first picked up percussion instruments before choosing guitar at the age of 17.

In 1990, he moved to Ivory Coast for a general musical training in the “National Institute of Art” which lasted four years. As he was listening to outstanding jazz musicians such as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, George Benson, he was definitely convinced that he needed to improve his playing. The next step would be to enroll in a well known jazz school.

In 1994, he was accepted at the “American School of Modern Music” in Paris (France) where he got his Diploma in 1998.

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GAÏA
GAÏA
Blue Note Records
2015
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GAïA
GAïA
Blue Note Records
2015
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Heritage
Heritage
Blue Note Records
2012
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Mwaliko
Space Time Records
2010
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Lionel Loueke: Mwaliko
Lionel Loueke: Mwaliko
Blue Note Records
2010
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Karibu
Karibu
Blue Note Records
2008
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