JECONTE NEW WEBSITE & MEDIA PUSH
A new website and online media strategy is in the works with updated info, press links, media and much much more...Get ready for the big 2015 push to support the new album coming March 2015....We are very excited...Stay tuned....
JECONTE BACK TO MALI iN FEBRUARY 2015
JeConte will be back in Mali for the Segou festival and trhoughout Bamako to support his bandmates and his non profit initiatives. It will be a great journey and he will be connection with all of his players in Bamako and new and old friends in Segou for performances with the band and Bssekou Kouyate, Vieux Farka Toure & Cheick Tidian Seck. Please take a look at JeConte's Facebook page for updates, the dates page on this website for details, and the website for the Mali Blues band for more information. TheMaliBlues.com
US MALI BLUES TOUR
JeConte will be joined by Mahamadou Kone and Moustafe Kouyate for a big run from LA to SF to Seattle. JeConte & The Mali Allstars will be featured at Pomona college playing the big Bridges Auditorium and then onto San Francisco for a great run of shows and then up to the North West to Jazz Alley, Olympia and beyond. The band will include a cast of characters form Brian Jordan to Peter Harper. Please take a look at JeConte's Facebook page for dates and the website for the Mali Blues band for more information. TheMaliBlues.com
JECONTE IN EUROPE
From Paris to Ibiza to Paris to Portugal, Santiago de Compestela and back to Paris JeConte's Fall run is filled with amazing shows and down right unforgettable experiences... Starting In Paris Jeconte played a few shows in Menilmontant area and then was back to Sonic Visa Studios in Ibiza to finalize IBIZA BLUES the forthcoming Fall 2015 release, along with multiple shows on the Island. Then back to Paris for Menil Fest and a few shows in and around the festival in Paris, always an amazing time. It was a great headlining experience at Menil Fest and one for the books. After a quick jaunt back to the states JeConte set sail again for Portugal to play a few shows in Lisboa, followed by the annual trek to Womex this year at Santiago de Compestela. Great shows throughout Womex and some amazinng soulful contacts and a quick return for the big Mali Blues US Tour in November.
JECONTE SIGNS 'DOWN BY THE BAYOU' DEAL WITH RED PARLOR RECORDS
'Down by the Bayou' will be released by JeConte's new label alliance Red Parlor records. JeConte could not be more excited about this alliance and the reputable track record that Red Parlor brings to the table. It will enable JeConte to focus more on his art and promoting it and manifetsing the next level of everything, instead of dealing with all the intricacies that come out with a successful release. There is so much to do when it comes to releasing a record trhe right way and Red Parlor is guiding JeConte in that direction, we hope it to be a long and fruitful relationship.
DOWN BY THE BAYOU MASTERED & READY - FEATURING & PRODUCED BY ANDERS OSBORNE
'Down by the Bayou' is coming out April 2015 is complete featuring New Orleans rocker Anders Osborne. This record unites cajun/N'awlins Swampy Blues with Norcal Rock'n' Roll and weaves together JeConte's passion for Louisiana and The Bayou with West African influences opf Ali Farka. JeConte, Anders Osborne, Wally Ingram, Mattey Cohen, Chris Haugen, carl Dufrene went to Louisiana and recorded at Dockside Studios. Look for the single featuring JeConte & Anders 'Down by the Bayou' coming out soon on Youtube and the full album release April 14th
JECONTE ROCKS NOLA 2014
JeConte traveled to New Orleans Jazz Fest and rocked the town performing multiple gigs with local legends and great new artists. He joined Papa Mali for 3 gigs one of which featured Bill Kreutzman from The Grateful Dead which was a great time by all. He also played multiple gigs with DJ Logic, joined DJ Williams for a set, rocked out with Eric McFadden & The Whip, jammed with long time collaborators Toubab Krewe, and had a great gig with the Wild Magnolias on his last night in town. He also had the pleasure of performing with his good friend from Niger Bombino at The Preservation Hall with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Look for some more dates for JeConte as he will hit High Sierra this year and play multiple local gigs in SF before heading to Europe in the Fall. Tour days to be announced here soon!!
JECONTE & ANDERS IN LOUISIANA
MALI BLUES 2013 RELEASE & SUMMER EUROPE TOUR: VIEUX FARKA TOURE - KHAIRA ARBY - BASSEKOU KOUYATE
JeConte is working hard on a World tour and label support to celebrate this amazing music and get the first release out to the World. Working directly with SOULNOW.ORG to help build music schools in Mali, Mali Blues is going to be a great experience. Look for more news at the official band website: The Mali Blues. Here is a cool video of the band throwing it down on a Pinasse from Timbuktu to Mopti.
TIMBUKTU PINASSE JAM
MALI TOUR 2012 - FESTIVAL IN THE DESERT, FESTIVAL SEGOU, FESTIVAL SELLINGUE, FESTIVAL KAYES, GUEST SPOTS WITH TOUMANI DIABATE & BASSEKOU KOUYATE
JeConte is in Mali, West Africa, kicking some serious ass... you can follow him on his Facebook Page. He has been on tour in Africa and in the studio for first 3 months of the year working on The Mali Blues albums. He is recording with 'The Mali Allstars' and many special guests as mentioned above. He has been performing at 'The Festival in the Desert' with Vieux Farak Toure, Bassekou Kouyate and Tinariwen. He performed with the band at the Festival Segou and Festval Sellingue. He also performed for the Preseident of Mali and the Prince of Monaco with Toumani Diabate and his band. He has been in and out of the studio for January, February & March and jamming all over Bamako, multiple nights a week, with his Mali Allstar guitarist and brother in arms 'Adama Drame.' (The Jimi Hendrix of Mali - Seriously) He has been asked to perform with Bassekou Kouyate for Nation Malian TV concert on March 17th and perorm with Bela Fleck and Taj Mahal on Bassekou's new album at Tiken Jah's studio the following week. The band is working on multiple music videos and is performing at The Festival Kayes the 29th of March, the night before JeConte flies direct to Lafayette Louisiana to record with Anders Osborne and the boys... Busy music start to 2012 and we look forward to sharing more with you soon... Here is a great 'Tuareg Blues' clip of JeConte at The Festival in the Desert 2012...More soon...
Hohner Harmonicas to MALI
Hohner is officially sponsoring JeConte moving forward. Hohner gave JeConte 200 harmonicas to bring to the kids of Mali and what a response we got. This is a great cause and we will be making a great short film about the project that we look forward to sharing with you here shortly, in 2012. Here is a short feature for you to enjoy.
NOUS SOMMES MALI: SPREADING THE LOVE JECONTE STYLE
One World Futbol's to Mali
This great organization has created an indestructable Futbol, soccer ball for all you Statesiders, and we think this is the best ever... Learn more about this wonderful organization here... One World Futbol. GIVE ONE TODAY!!! JeConte brought a dozen of these to MaliIN 2011 $ 2012 to thsis organizationSport Culture and another half dozen to our sponsored school in Timbuktu. For The Children...GOAAAAAAL!!!!! Look for great videos and our goal for SOULNOW.ORG 2013 Mali campaign '1 futbol per child' coming soon.
SOULNOW (Save Our Universal Language NOW) is officially a 501c3 non-profit. SOULNOW.ORG is a nonprofit organization formed by JeConte that brings green technologies to compromised cultures in order to help preserve their musical heritage... Look for the new interactive website coming soon in Spring 2012 and our time to start begin building green music schools is at hand... Learn more here...