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Magdalena Thora

Magdalena Thora

German musician, guitarist, singer, actress
Magdalena Thora
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Intro German musician, guitarist, singer, actress
A.K.A. Leni Stern
Is Actor Singer Jazz musician Musician Guitarist Pianist Jazz guitarist
From Germany
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender female
Birth 28 April 1952, Munich, Germany
Age: 68 years
Star sign TaurusTaurus
Family
Spouse: Mike Stern
Genre:
Jazz
World music
Instruments:
Guitar
Ngoni
Piano
Voice
The details

Biography

Leni Stern (born April 28, 1952) is an electric guitarist, singer, and ngoni player.

Early life

Stern was born in Germany on April 28, 1952. She was interested in music from an early age, beginning piano studies at the age of six and taking on the guitar a few years later. She was an actress in Germany, including appearing on television, then enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in 1977. She lived in Boston until 1980, then moved to New York.

Later life and career

In 1983, she formed a band of her own with Paul Motian on drums and Bill Frisell on guitar. Vocals became a more important part of her music from the 1997 release of Black Guitar. She is married to guitarist Mike Stern.

Discography

  • Clairvoyant (Passport Jazz, 1986)
  • The Next Day (Passport Jazz, 1987)
  • Secrets (Enja, 1989)
  • Closer to the Light (Enja, 1990)
  • Ten Songs (Lipstick, 1992)
  • Like One (Lipstick, 1993)
  • Words (Lipstick, 1995)
  • Black Guitar (1997)
  • Kindness of Strangers (Leni Stern, 2000)
  • Finally the Rain Has Come (Leni Stern, 2002)
  • When Evening Falls (Leni Stern, 2004)
  • Love Comes Quietly (Leni Stern, 2006)
  • Africa (Leni Stern, 2007)
  • Alu Mayé (Have You Heard) (Leni Stern, 2007)
  • Sa Belle Belle Ba (Leni Stern, 2010)
  • Sabani (Leni Stern, 2012)
  • Smoke, No Fire (Leni Stern, 2012)
  • Jellel (Leni Stern, 2013)
  • Dakar Suite (Leni Stern, 2016)
  • 3 (Leni Stern, 2018)

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https://www.allmusic.com/artist/leni-stern-mn0000242721/biography
https://www.allaboutjazz.com/leni-stern-finally-the-fame-has-come-leni-stern-by-jim-worsley.php?pg=2
https://www.allmusic.com/artist/leni-stern-mn0000242721/discography
http://lenistern.com/
http://www.lenistern.com/
http://nycjazzrecord.com/issues/tnycjr201802.pdf
http://alexvhenderson.com
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb139912808
https://data.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb139912808
https://d-nb.info/gnd/134591437
http://isni.org/isni/0000000108005226
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