Loide Jorge New album “In Time”/Blues Alley Concert

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Loide Jorges new album ” In Time” recorded and co-produced by  Jeff Gruber at Blue House Productions in Silver Spring, Maryland is a beautifully crafted mix of great songwriting and world class musicians playing at the top of their game. A mixture of African Grooves, jazz, and beautiful melodies that grooves and tugs at you heartstrings all at the same time.  In her other life Loide Jorge is a immigration lawyer and many of the songs moving stories come directly from her casework. Loide has her roots in Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau though she was born in France and raised in California., Loide’s music is reflective of her own eclectic roots. Loide says that Sarah Vaughn, Miriam Makeba and Cesaria Evora as some of her biggest musical influences, but believes it is her African heritage and her native Portuguese tongue  that has provided her a unique sound. Check out Loide’s website at

http://www.loidemusica.com/

The musicians on the album are some of Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia’s finest:

Mongezi Ntaka Guitar

Mark Prince: Drums

Kris Funn: Bass

Janell Gill: Piano

Lena Seikaly : Harmonies and backup vocals

Elise Cuffy: Cello

Brent Birkhead: Flute

Vince Evans: Organ

Cheick Hamala Diabate: Ngoni

 

 

Concert:

An incredible show by Lode Jorge last night in front of a packed house at Blues Alley. Great singing and playing with a wonderful combination of thoughtful songwriting and real jazz. The band was awesome with great soloing from Mark Prince on drums, Michael Bowie on bass, Janell Gill on piano/rhodes and Elise Cuffy on cello
Along with the beautiful dynamic vocals of Ms. Jorge the amazing Lena Seikaly offered up harmony and backup vocals. It was great night ending up with a well deserved standing ovation for artist and band! Make sure you check Loide’s amazing album “In Time” at
iTunes