Hammer Presents: Black Cab Jazz "Gretchen Parlato and Lionel Loueke" Tickets
About Hammer Presents: Black Cab Jazz "Gretchen Parlato and Lionel Loueke"
Fresh off their release of the new album Lean In (2023), grammy-nominated vocalist Gretchen Parlato and acclaimed guitarist Lionel Loueke join forces to kick off the Hammer Theatre Center’s popular Black Cab Jazz series: four evenings featuring diverse jazz artists and offering cabaret-style seating inside the intimate Hammer4 Studio. Both Gretchen and Lionel are individually renowned for the extraordinary mastery of body and voice in their music enabling them to create intricate, infectious rhythms. Fans will undeniably be excited to hear what happens when these two rhythmic virtuosos come together – the two styles seamlessly intertwined – and the resulting sound is truly magical: soothing yet joyful and full of light with Gretchen’s love for Brazilian music and Lionel’s West African roots shining through. For one night only in Downtown San Jose these two long-time friends bring their most recent work, an album they’ve called a ‘collaboration of the soul’, to life on stage. *Curated by San Jose Jazz Sponsored by the College of Humanities and the Arts Artistic Excellence Programming Grant.