The Nicaragua International Jazz Festival is the biggest in the country and I am honored to have been the U.S. embassy’s choice to represent our country. I’m really looking forward to meeting the local and international bands in attendance. Plus it’s the first time in the Festival’s history to include an all female band.
We spent our first day in Nicaragua doin press junkets and a radio interview at Rock FM. Once word got out that Leni had played with Jaco Pastorius, the calls started coming in! We also visited with special needs children and adults who prepared performances for us. This young man played us an original composition on Marimba.
Thrilled to have been invited to headline this year at Nicaragua International Jazz Festival! I assembled the baddest all female Jazz band! Leni Stern on guitar, Amanda Ruzza on bass, and Lucianna Padmore on drums.