American singer Leena Conquest is a recording artist steeped in the jazz tradition and full of all things soulful. Her ability to bridge that eternal divide, moving from the classic to the modern; fusing music genres along with a captivating presence puts her in a class with the best. This Texas- born chanteuse has been heralded for her work on several recordings including Raining on the Moon (thirstyear.com), Cornmeal Dance and I Plan to Stay a Believer (aumfidelity.com), selected for this year's 2011 DOWNBEAT Critics Poll TOP 10 Albums
Leena will be appearing at New York's Jazz At Lincoln Center on Oct. 28 and 29 as a part of the African American Legacy Project produced by bassist-composer Reggie Workman. This production includes arrangements by bandleader Charles Tolliver of works such as Africa and Underground Railroad from Jazz masters like saxophonist, John Coltrane.