Past Events

“From the moment she opened her mouth I had almost constant goose bumps. Her voice moved from the absolutely sublime and sensitive to the sultry depths… The set was flawless. Listening to Adu is like being exposed to something elemental.”
— Salient Magazine

     

• Centennial Olympic Park outdoor concert, Atlanta, August 2010.

• Bloombars, Washington DC, July 2010.

• URB ALT Festival 2010 at 92Y, trio with Andrew Weeks (US) and Federico Ughi (Italy), New York, June 2010.

• DARK JOAN NZ Tour, Wellington, Palmerston North, Auckland, 2010.

• The New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival, duet with Nick Gaffaney, Christchurch, New Zealand, April 2010.

• DARK JOAN Music Video Launch LEILA ADU & THE DON’Ts, Daniele di Santis, Steve Beresford, The Vortex, London, 2010.

• Mojo Station Shake It Blues Festival, duet with Daniele de Santis, Rome, Italy, March 2010.

• Fanfulla 101, duet with Daniele di Santis, Rome, March 2010.

• Scuola di Musica Populare di Ivan Illich, Solo concert, February 2010.

• The Vortex curated by Seb Rochford (Polar Bear), LEILA ADU & THE DON’Ts (John Edwards-bass, Steve Noble-drums) London, December 2009.

• Galapagos Artspace, URB ALT Jimi Hendrix Tribute, New York, November 2009.

• DARK JOAN ALBUM UK TOUR, Birmingham, Sheffield, London, November 2009.

• Notte Bianca, Outdoor Night Festival, duo with Daniele di Santis (drums,) Rome, Italy, 2009.

• Isole Che Parlano Festival, solo concert, Sardinia, Italy, 2009.

• Rescue Cat CD Launch Party, solo concert, London, 2009.

• URB ALT Festival 2009, performances at BAM, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Public Assembly, Brooklyn, New York, 2009.

• The Auckland Festival, International Festival, Concerts of solo piano & voice and with NZ based band Chris O’Connor (drums), Jeff Henderson (sax) & Tom Callwood (bass) Auckland, New Zealand, 2009.

• Improvised trio performances in London with Hannah Marshall (cello) and Steve Beresford (electronics, piano) London, 2008/2009.

• Radio Rai (Italian National Radio) Broadcast and recordings for album of Truth in the Abstract Blues, Rome, 2008.

• Solo performances at The Electroacoustic Club series, London, 2008.

• Performance with Truth In Abstract Blues, improvising trio, at the improvised music festival ‘Controindicazione’, Init, Rome, 2008.

• Music video launch party for ‘Cherry Pie,’ produced in London by Cut the Papaya Productions, The Old Crown, London, 2008.

• Performances in USA including, Sound Fix Lounge, New York Echo Curio, Los Angeles. Recorded new solo album at Electrical Audio in Chicago with producer Steve Albini (Joanna Newsome, Nirvana, PJ Harvey); United States, 2007.

• Leila Adu European Summer Solo Tour performances in Rome, Paris and the United Kingdom 2006/2007.

• Leila Adu Cherry Pie Tour, national tour promoting second album, 2005.

• Sell-out shows at The Wellington International Jazz Festival, Happy, 2004, 2003 & 2001.

• Live performance at Civic Square as part of improvising synthesizer trio, Delete! to accompany a retrospective of short films by artist, Joanna Margaret Paul a joint production with the City Gallery, Wellington.

• Leila Adu Dig A Hole NZ Tour, 10 city album tour with band 2004.

• Leila Adu Dig A Hole Australian tour, solo performances in Melbourne, Canberra & Albury, 2003/2004.

• Performed original songs at the Too Much Spirit Too Festival, The Dom, Moscow, 2000.

• Leila Adu solo piano residency, The Foundry, London, 2000.