Known throughout the music industry as the funkiest, fast-fingered guitarist there is, a musician who can control your mind, body and soul with his experience, superior talent, musical mastery and inimitable style, he is LEO NOCENTELLI.|
Leo is the lead guitarist, composer, innovator and the musical originator of the syncopated funk-style that won international acclaim for him and the band known as the Pioneers of Funk, The Meters, the Grammy Awards' 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.
Throughout his musical evolution, Leo's sound and styles, ranging from Funk, Blues, Jazz, Hip-hop, Rap to Rock, have added to the creation of his own unique brand of blazing musicianship. He has accompanied and collaborated with artists as varied as his style.
As the sole writer of such hits as (to name a few) Cissy Strut, Look A Py Py, Same Ol' Thing, Rigor Mortis, Funky Miracle, 9 to 5, Ease Back, Lonesome and Unwanted People, The World Is A Little Bit Under The Weather, and Cordova (and at times generously sharing credits with a vehicle he called The Meters), Nocentelli gained early recognition amongst his peers.
Over the years, Leo has continued to write well over 200 songs individually, as well as collaboratively, adding to an already charted list of hits such as People Say, Ain't No Use, Fire On the Bayou, and the Mardi Gras anthem, Hey Pocky Way (the last two songs were recorded by the Grammy Award winning Neville Brothers).
In the recording studio, Leo has identifiably proven that his original innovation in mastering his sound has gained the respect and demand that has led him to become a featured guitarist. In addition to recording with a distinguished list of his peers, Leo has recorded with a list of Grammy Award Winners such as Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, The Winans, The Supremes, The Temptations, Paul McCartney, Dr. John, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Robert Palmer, George Duke, The Dells, Jack Bruce, Manhattan Transfer, Bobby Womack, Al McKay, (Earth, Wind & Fire), and Robbie Robertson. The list continues with Academy Award winner Robert Mitchum. Leo has also recorded with Jazz, Blues and Funk greats Mavis Staples, Etta James, Maceo Parker, Professor Longhair, Willie T, James Black, Lee Dorsey, James Booker and Jesse Roden.
Tonight's show will be the only club date for the band during Jazzfest 2019, and except for Leo's performance at the Fairgrounds on May 3, Leo will be performing exclusively at Café Istanbul during Jazzfest...so be sure to grab some tickets and join the funky party!
Grammy Lifetime Award Recipient and Meters Guitarist
Saturday, May 4
Tickets: $40 Advance, $50 Night Of Show (if available)
All shows at Café Istanbul are ALL AGES, so bring the family!
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Cafe Istanbul (View)
2372 St. Claude Avenue (Located inside the New Orleans Healing Center)
New Orleans, LA 70117