Thu, May 09|
Maple Leaf Bar
Booker Back Bar Piano Sessions with Luciano Leães: 8PM
Cajun Spirits Distillery & Maple Leaf Bar Presents, The Booker Back Bar Weekly Piano Sessions. Considered one of Brazil’s leading pianists, Leães influences are blues, R&B and New Orleans’ culture.
Time & Location
May 09, 2019, 8:00 PM
Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
About The Event
Considered one of Brazil’s leading pianists, Leães influences are blues, R&B and New Orleans’ culture. In his more than 20 year career, Luciano Leães solidified his national and international recognition with his first solo album, released in December 2015, The Power of Love. Regardless of the size of the audience or the venue, when this self-taught pianist is on stage get ready for a unique experience, where you will be immersed in the universe of New Orleans.
Leães went on the road following the release of his first solo album. In April and May of 2017, he was in New Orleans for the third time, where he played in traditional venues such as the Frenchy's Gallery, the Professor Longhair Museum, and the classic Jimmi's Music Club. He participated as a special guest in a tribute to Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint and Earl King. He also took the stage at the Jazz & Heritage Festival, one of the most important contemporary festivals, alongside Tom Worrel and J. Monque’ D. In Argentina, he performed together with El Club del Jump, one of the main bands of the new generation of Argentine blues.
In Brazil, he participated in some of the major blues and jazz festivals. Together with the Big Chiefs, who accompanied him on the album The Power of Love, Leães took his music to the Bourbon Folk & Blues Fest in Ilhabela, Londrina Blues Festival and Midnight Hour Jazz & Blues Festival in Maringá. In just 2017 the pianist performed more than 50 times with his projects Luciano Leães & The Big Chiefs and Piano Night.
Among the more than 100 shows he performed in 2016, the invitation to perform at the introduction ceremony of the pianist Professor Longhair at the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in New Orleans, and the invitation to accompany Professor Longhair's original band at the launch of his posthumous "Live in Chicago" album at Lil’ Gem, one the city's traditional venues, where Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, and Louis Armstrong played.