Leni Stern Returns To Oxford’s 6 On The Square
OXFORD – 6 On The Square is pleased to again welcome one of the Most Sensational Female Guitarists of All Time, Leni Stern, on Saturday, February 9 at 7:30 pm. Stern brings her regular NYC-based Trio members with her, Mamadou Ba and Alioune Faye.
With a successful jazz career that saw her touring the globe on the stage of every major festival and legendary club, Leni began forging a new sound that is all her own. She began composing, studying, and practicing the rhythms and tonalities of West Africa through her chops of an accomplished jazz guitarist.
The compositions growing from this study pay humble homage to the drum patterns of traditional Senegalese folk songs. What emerges is a new repertoire of cross-pollinated ideas and reverence to jazz, to blues, to Africa, to a folk music of today’s diaspora.
It has always been a political act, a practice in strength and defiance, to be a woman and a bandleader, a female electric guitarist and composer, who puts out her own albums and manages her own career for over 25 years. It is now even more essential to celebrate the immigrant experience that brought Leni Stern to the US from Germany, and her African bandmates from Senegal, and to revere the diverse languages in which she speaks and sings.
Leni’s unique goal is to trace the interconnectedness of music, history, and our connective humanity. Purchase tickets for this show on-line at our website, www.6onthesquare.org at $18 pre-show, or $22 at the door. Our doors open 1 hour before the start of the performance.
While at 6OTS, enjoy the paintings of Gillian Mulder and Phoenix Thunder Lee on our walls through February 9, 2019. These two talented high school students exhibited at Colorscape Chenango in September, recipients of the Francis Wilcox Emerging Artists Scholarships.
Upcoming at 6OTS in 2019: The Meadows Brothers on February 23; Jesse Terry on March 2; Victor and Penny and March 10; Lucy Kaplansky on March 16; Matthew Byrne on March 22; and Seth Glier on March 30.