photo: lauren desberg

"Gretchen Parlato is a singer-arranger of consummate control and slow-burning intensity... lives at the crossroads of sensuous and spiritual, singing from deep within hypnotic grooves with enormous rhythmic sophistication." 
— Allen Morrison, Downbeat Magazine

Lean In —

Gretchen Parlato
Lionel Loueke 

Lean In
on Edition Records 

‘Lean In’ tells the story of 20 years of connection, inspiration and friendship between two musical soulmates.

» listen to singles 
"If I Knew", "Lean In"
and "I Miss You"

The very first duo recording from two musicians who have performed together for more than two decades,

Lean In is all about healing, deep trust, love and family. In a time when warmth and compassion are needed more than ever before, both artists felt compelled to make a record sharing songs of inspiration, reflection, wonder and unity, with the title encouraging us to ‘lean in’ to ourselves and to those around us.

Lean In is a record for the soul.


If I Knew, Lean In and I Miss You singles released
available for download and streaming everywhere

private lessons & workshops!

december availability for private lessons!

group workshop january 2, 2023 just added!

conveniently on zoom PT (los angeles) 

contact/teaching page to sign up...


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