LORENS CHUNO, WEST-AFRICAN JAZZ FUSION!
Gaining International Airplay and Reviews
Interviewed Recently on KUNV (Las Vegas)
Interview on Los Angeles Talk Radio" Soon
Thursday, August 25th
Shrine World Music Venue
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
New York, NY 10030
CD Release Gig on Sunday, September 11th
Door: 6:30pm | Show: 7:15pm
85 Avenue A New York, NY 10009
Since 2008, Lorens Chuno has played live sets that have been praised as energy-filled", captivating", and educative". Over this period, the New York-based Nigerian-born musician has created a unique sound that can be broadly classified as West- African Jazz fusion. His warm and dynamic vocal style, along with his bold compositions, helps define this sound.
All the aforementioned qualities can be fully experienced in his new album, Naija Rhythm Affair, NYC
. The songs are characterised by infectious jazz melodies, strong rhythms, and a rejuvenating energy that permeates. The singer describes the album as a collection of melodies and lyrics that address contemporary issues from the perspective of a new generation African. Having lived in the U.S. since his late teenage years in the early 2000's, and having traveled the world between then and now, Lorens Chuno is placed in the perfect position to address such issues.
A talented vocalist, pianist, percussionist, and dancer, Lorens Chuno has played several concerts, many a time, sharing stages with international acts like the Chicago Afrobeat Projects, and the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars. Lorens Chuno has worked with some legendary jazz musicians including drummers Poogie Bell
and Roger Humphries, and pianists Howie Alexander and Marc Cary
. Lorens Chuno has also garnered a few international recognitions including an appearance on the Nigerian Television Authority Celebrity Corner" program and the African Independent Television (AIT) Artist's Notebook".
Musicians and Personnel:
Lorens Chuno- Vocal, Piano, Percussion, Background Vocal
John Gray- Bass
Michael Vitali- Drums
Michael Eaton- Tenor Saxophone
Albino Mbie- Guitar