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[Updated] Thursday Nite Live feat. Maia Von Lekow, Mar. 6 2014 @ Choices – Baricho Road

Thursday Nite Live
The scheduled artist for March 6, 2014 was initially Eddie Grey however due to sudden illness will be unable to make the scheduled performance. His place has been taken by singer and songwriter Maia von Lekow.

Venue: Choices, Baricho Road
Time: 8-11 pm
Entry: No Cover Charge

March 3, 2014 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

Blankets and Wine XLVIII, feat. Mercy Myra, Maia Von Lekow, Kui & Sage, Nov. 3 2013 @ Carnivore Gardens

B & W Nov
Date: November 3, 2013
Venue: Carnivore Gardens
Tickets: Gate Kshs 2500
Time: 1-7 pm [after party at Simba Saloon]

Listen to Maia’s New Single – Jellyfish

October 29, 2013 at 9:37 am 1 comment

October Women’s Festival, Nov. 2 2013 @ Karura Forest – Limuru Rd

womens festival

October 29, 2013 at 9:18 am Leave a comment

Music Video Launch: Jelly Fish Video by Maia Von Lekow, Oct. 19 2013 @ Kuona Trust

Date: October 19, 2013
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: from 6 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500 [inclusive of a free glass of wine courtesy of Wines of the World]

Performances by Maia Von Lekow with her Band and DJ Tendwa

Jellyfish Video
Jellyfish video starts in Nairobi and then takes us for a walk on the ocean floor. The Video is done by film director Chris King

What to expect: A full hour-long show live, followed by a special lighting element, an Afro-chic chill out zone

October 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm 2 comments

[Postponed] Music Video Launch: Jelly Fish Video by Maia Von Lekow, Sept. 28 2013 @ Kuona Trust


Due to the recent events at Westgate, this video launch has been postponed to a later date by the organiser out of respect to the lives lost, their families and friends, and to the collective trauma we all feel at this time.

Date: September 28, 2013
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: from 6 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500 [inclusive of a free glass of wine courtesy of Wines of the World]

Performances by Maia Von Lekow with her Band and DJ Tendwa

September 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Evening Concert with Maia Von Lekow, Sept. 14 2013 @ Forty Thieves – Mombasa

Out of Town
Date: September 14, 2013
Venue: Forty Thieves Beach Bar
Time: from 9 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

September 13, 2013 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

Nairobi Live with Maia Von Lekow, Sept. 12 2013 @ Tree House

Date: September 12, 2013
Venue: Tree House
Time: 8.30-11 pm
Entry: Free


Maia represents another amazing side to Kenya’s dynamic musical scene. Her voice and style has an affinity with female jazz vocalists of the 1930s and soul and folk music of the 1960s. In all her compositions, Maia is blazing new trails in Kenya; experimenting with different styles, and creating a hybrid sound that is her very own.

Whether busking on street corners while backpacking around the world, or jamming with friends at university in Melbourne, Maia’s sound has developed from playing with musical talents from around the world, injecting her own personality, background and culture into her sound.

Her first single, Altered Light, was the result of collaboration with a funk bass player in Melbourne. Since then, Maia traveled to Berlin and continued writing, singing and collaborating before coming home to Kenya and continuing her work with artists, friends and producers. Drift, Maia’s first album, is a culmination of her travels, her meetings, her collaborations and her experiences; a global cross-pollinated vibe. Maia weaves her adventures, stories and memories with the help of young guitarist Kato Change, producing jazzy riffs with folk licks to soulful percussive dub, to produce a unique addition to Kenya’s music scene.

In Kenya, Maia has performed for numerous awareness campaigns including the Korogocho Slum Campaign and a UN (youth) campaign on awareness in Mathare and Kibera slums, raising money for various schools in those areas. Maia has also composed jingles for various advertisements in Kenya and Berlin and music composition for a South African/Canadian theatre production, Crossroads, that raises awareness in Africa on issues of rape, gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS (

Her latest composition “Uko Wapi?” was featured in the much-acclaimed Kenyan production, “From a Whisper”, depicting events of the 1998 bombing in Kenya.

September 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Maia Von Lekow Unplugged, Aug. 16 2013 @ Vipingo Ridge – Kilifi

New Picture
Experience Kenya’s dynamic music scene while enjoying the luxury of Vipingo Ridge*

Date: August 16, 2013
Venue: the ClubHouse Rooftop, Vipingo Ridge
Time: 6.30 pm
Tickets: Kshs 1,500
Reservations: 0733 155 155

Performance by Maia Von Lekow

* Vipingo Ridge is one of the most beautiful, scenic and tranquil location on the Kenyan Coast. It houses the five-star private residential golfing destination built to feature in international golfing circuits.

August 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm Leave a comment

Maia Von Lekow in Concert, Jun. 22 2013 @ Tamambo Village Market

Tapas MAIA
Date: June 22, 2013
Venue: Tamambo Village Market
Time: from 8.30 pm
Entry: Kshs 500

June 15, 2013 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Night Live: with Maia Von Lekow, May 23 2013 @ Choices

Date: May 23, 2013
Venue: Choices
Time: 8-11 pm
Entry: No cover charge

May 17, 2013 at 12:15 pm Leave a comment

Album Launch: Drift by Maia Von Lekow, Feb. 28 2013 @ Tree House

Drift Launch
Date: February 28, 2013
Venue: Tree House
Time: 8 pm
Entry: Free

February 18, 2013 at 1:06 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Maia Von Lekow Valentine Special, Feb. 14 2013 @ Que Pasa

Valentines at Que Pasa
Date: February 14, 2013
Venue: Que Pasa
Time: from 8.30 pm

Performances by Maia Von Lekow and Band

February 8, 2013 at 7:24 pm Leave a comment

Concerts: Nairobi Live, Every Thursday @ Tree House

Nairobi Live @ Tree House
Nairobi Live @ Tree House is a new series of concerts at Tree House featuring the best of Kenyan performers and international acts.

The music profile will focus on jazz, blues, afro fusion and singer/songwriters showcasing both established and upcoming acts. Key artist factors are: A strong showmanship, raw talent and an outstanding ability to entertain.

Dates & Time: Every single Thursday, throughout the entire year, from 8.30 to 11.00 pm.

Entry: Free [No Cover Charge]

Expect: Free ample and secure parking right outside the venue. Great view of the Nairobi skyline plus Tree House is the only open terrace venue in Westlands.

Thursday night special meals and special bar offers only for Nairobi Live @ Tree House.

Line up February

Thursday 07.02.2013: Christine Kamau “The Jazzist” and her band.

Thursday 14.03.2013: Nina Ogot + band. (Valentines special)

Thursday 21.03.2013: Wakake featuring The Outlaws, Victor Muli, and Nathan Okite.

Thursday 28.02.2013: Maia Von Lekow, (record release)

February 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm 2 comments

Concert: Maia Von Lekow, Dec 22 2012 @ Slims Restaurant


December 14, 2012 at 2:58 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live Presents Maia Von Lekow, Sep 13 2012 @ Choices

September 7, 2012 at 2:50 am 1 comment

Out of Town/Festivals: Rift Valley Festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 2012 @ Fisherman’s Camp – Naivasha

Dates: August 31-September 2, 2012
Venue: Fisherman’s Camp, Lake Naivasha
Tickets: Weekend Tickets Kshs 4,000 and Day Tickets Kshs 2,000
Tickets available at TicketSasa

Line Up:

August 27, 2012 at 3:47 pm Leave a comment

Fundraising Party: “Wish You Were Here” Campaign by CraftAfrika, Aug. 25 2012 @ Kuona Trust

Date: August 25, 2012
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 9am-till late
Entry: Free

Performances by: Maia Von Lekow, Christine the Jazzist, Valentine Ziki, Stan, and Sage

This is a party for the whole family with plenty of food, drink, music, art, craft making and buying.

For more information visit the Facebook event page

August 22, 2012 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

Concert: Maia Von Lekow & band, Jun 23 2012 @ Que Pasa, Karen

June 22, 2012 at 12:15 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Maia Von Lekow, Jun 9 2012 @ Tamambo Village Market

May 31, 2012 at 1:23 pm Leave a comment

Concert: The Traffic Jam, May 17 2012 @ the Michael Joseph Centre

Date: May 17, 2012
Venue: MJ Centre, Safaricom House-Westlands
Time: 6pm
Entry: Free

Performances by: Kaz, Kora, Maia, Fena, Big Pin, Neema, Amileena, Dempsey, Valarie Kimani, Patricia Kihoro and Savage warriors

May 16, 2012 at 9:23 am 2 comments

Concert: UP Live, Apr. 28 2012 @ Kenya National Theatre

April 25, 2012 at 3:38 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Maia von Lekov, Nov 12 2011 @ Tamambo Tapas

November 11, 2011 at 3:56 am Leave a comment

Concert: Maia von Lekov, Sep 24 2011 @ Tamambo Tapas

September 23, 2011 at 12:23 pm Leave a comment

Various Concerts: Maia Von Lekow, Sept. 3-4-14-24 @ Nairobi

Sat, 3rd Sept Nina & Maia Duo Performing “Afro Acoustic Jazz”
Venue: Daas Restaurant, Westlands
Time: 9-11pm
Entry: 300ksh
I will be performing with Nina Ogot for our last performance together to close the chapter of our coastal experience which we shared this passed month.

Sun, 4th Sept Maia + Full band @ Blankets and Wine
Venue: Leisure Gardens, Mamba Village
Time: 1pm
Entry: 1300 at the gate
1000 advance tickets

Wed, 14th Sept Maia Von Lekow @ Que Pasa Bar & Bistro
Venue: Que Pasa, Karen shopping Centre
Time: 8-10pm
Entry: Free
A Vocal and Piano Duo. Jazzy keys and a raspy voice

Sat, 24th Sept Maia + Full band @ Tamambo Tapas
Venue: Tamambo Tapas, Villae Market
Time: 9-11pm
Entry: 200ksh

Check out for more news, shows etc.
Will keep you posted:)

September 1, 2011 at 3:27 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town/Concerts: Afro Acoustic Jazz, Aug. 19-20, 2011 @ Cuba Libre and Tamarind Restaurant

Maia Von Lekow and Nina Ogot will be doing a series of ‘Afro Acoustic Jazz’ duos in Mombasa.
It will be just the 2 of them with their acoustic guitars and voices performing a laid back 2 hour set.

Date: August 19, 2011
Venue: CUBA LIBRE, Mombasa
Time: 9-11pm
Tickets: Kshs 150

Date: August 20, 2011
Time: 8pm
Tickets: Kshs 200

August 15, 2011 at 5:09 pm Leave a comment

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