Guitarist Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra in Concert at B.B. King Blues
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The last date listed for Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra in Concert was Friday June 7, 2013 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm).
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Known for her robust voice and rich tones, jazz vocalist Renee Manning came to fame in the jazz world as a big band singer with the Mel Lewis Orchestra from 1983 to 1989 -- the longest tenure of any vocalist associated with the organization. She's since performed with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Sir Roland Hanna, Mark Murphy, Howard Johnson, Joe Williams, the Mingus Big Band and the Chico O'Farrill Afro-Cuban Orchestra. As a solo artist, Manning's most recent album, All Grown Up, showcases the Grammy-nominated singer's soothing, quieter side. Learn More
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This concert was fabulous as only Ottmar Liebert and his group can be. The size of the space was perfect and the acoustics were the best. I did not appreciate the very close quarters of the B.B King venue for eating dinner and the service was sloppy. We got food but no silverware or dinner napkins. It was also very expensive with only 4 shrimp on the $14.00 appetizer. But we ordered oysters also and they were $16.00 for 6 and were excellent. I would have to think twice about going there again though as the overall experience at the venue was not great.
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Hear Ottmar Leibert’s music at his website.
Ottmar Liebert harnesses the emotional fire and mournful tonalities of traditional Flamenco music, updates it with the subtle rhythms of jazz and makes it widely accessible with the melodic song structures of pop. The acoustic guitarist summed it up with the apt comment that Nouveau Flamenco is to the traditional variety what bossa nova is to samba. But even the cleverest formulas are worthless without the animating spark of genius, a quality for which there is no formula, only serendipity.