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Lionel Loueke

g, voc, *1973 BJ, Benin
Singer / Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Gilles Lionel Loueke

Lionel Loueke (born 27 April 1973) is a guitarist and vocalist born in the west African country of Benin. He moved to Ivory Coast in 1990 to study at the National Institute of Art. He attended the American School of Modern Music in Paris, France from 1994–1998. In 1999, Loueke was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where he earned a degree in Jazz Performance in 2000.

  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Folk
  • World
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Black Gold [Feat. Algebra Blessett, Lionel Loueke] on Radio Music Society by Esperanza Spalding
Gbê on The Journey by Lionel Loueke
Vi Gnin on The Journey by Lionel Loueke
Lean in (feat. Mark Guiliana) on Lean In by Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke
The Sun Will Rise Again on The Sun Will Rise Again by Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke
Freedom Dance on Heritage by Lionel Loueke
Mi Wa Sé Interlude (feat. Marley Guiliana, Burniss Travis, Mark Guiliana) on Lean In by Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke
Okagbé Interlude on Lean In by Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke
Walking After You on Lean In by Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke
Kába on The Journey by Lionel Loueke

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Close Your EyesLionel Loueke2018Album
ObsessionCéline Rudolph, Lionel Loueke2018Album
HopeKevin Hays - Lionel Loueke2017Album
ZeměLuboš Soukup Quartet featuring Lionel Loueke2017Album
Newvelle Season Two - Luxury Box SetJohn Patitucci, Kevin Hays - Lionel Loueke, Jon Cowherd, Christopher Tordini, Aruán Ortiz and Rufus Reid2017Album
GaïaLionel Loueke2015Album
Virgin ForestLionel Loueke2014Album
Time's TalesJeff Ballard Trio With Lionel Loueke & Miguel Zenon2013Album
HeritageLionel Loueke2012Album
MwalikoLionel Loueke2010Album
MwalikoLionel Loueke2010Album
KaribuLionel Loueke2008Album
After The Big Rain (Part Three Of The Big Rain Trilogy)Avishai E. Cohen Featuring Lionel Loueke2007Album
In A TranceLionel Loueke2005Album
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