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Lionel Loueke

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: April 27, 1973    

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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  • Heritage

    Blue Note Records
    2012
  • Mwaliko

    Space Time Records
    2010
  • Lionel Loueke: Mwaliko

    Blue Note Records
    2010
  • Karibu

    Blue Note Records
    2008
  • Virgin Forest

    ObliqSound
    2007
  • In A Trance

    Self Produced
    2005

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Heritage
Blue Note Records (2012)
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