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Mike Stern Band featuring Dennis Chambers, Leni Stern, Hadrien Feraud & Bob Franceschini

A brand new project of soaring high calibre jazz-fusion featuring double-guitar virtuosity from Mike and Leni Stern, matched on the front line with acclaimed saxophonist, Bob Franceschini - all propelled by the powerful rhythm team of bassist Hadrien Feraud and drummer Dennis Chambers.

Mike Stern has the unique ability to play with the finesse and lyricism of Jim Hall, the driving swing of Wes Montgomery and the turbulent, overdriven attack of Jimi Hendrix. Growing up in the Washington, D.C. area, Stern revered all three of those guitar immortals, along with such potent blues guitarists as Albert and B.B. King.  Aspects of those seminal influences can be heard in his playing on the 18 recordings he has released as a leader or in his acclaimed sideman work for Miles Davis, Billy Cobham, the Brecker Brothers, Jaco Pastorius, Steps Ahead, David Sanborn, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Joe Henderson and the all-star Four Generations of Miles band.

Leni Stern was named one of the “50 Most Sensational Female Guitarists of All Time” in Guitar Player magazine’s 50th anniversary issue in 2017, with the publication aptly dubbing her “a genre-defying adventurer.” Leni’s example shines beyond just prowess on her instrument.

Photo credit: Sandrine Lee

Certified Legend Award 2021.

— Guitar Player