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2023 Live Concerts

2020 Concert Streams


Publisher Title Year
Afropop Worldwide Artical "Leif Totusek: African Guitar Par Excellence! Live @ Shrine, NYC - FRI MAY 24" 2024
Afropop Worldwide "Leif Totusek: African Guitar, Live @ Shrine, NYC - FRI MAY 24" 2024
NEWS 12 THE BRONX "Leif Totusek Live @ Shrine, NYC - FRI MAY 24" 2024
The Arthead Cultural Outreach "Leif Totusek Interview" 2024
WA Beer Blog "Keg walking for Mother Earth with guitarist Leif Totusek" 2024
MLTnews "Vinbero hosts The Mighty Truffle and guitarist Leif Totusek" 2024
EverOut "Latona Mardi Gras: Phil Sparks, Leif Totusek, Larry Jones, and Bernie Jacobs" 2023
Earshot Jazz "Larry Jones In Memoriam" 2023
Wallywood "Jazz at Murphy’s Tonight!" 2022
Best Things Washington "Candela" Earth Day 2022 Latona Pub" 2022
The Seattle Stranger 1-2-3 will combine their powers for a night of world jazz grooves ... 2022
The Seattle Stranger The Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: SAT AUG 7, 2021 "Live Jazz Brunch" Totusek & Sparks 2021

Raineir Arts Center Porch Festival – Leif Totusek 2021
Raineir Arts Center Porch Festival – Leif Totusek 2021
The Draze Experience Draze - BORN TO WIN 2021 2021
Seattle Times “Love Gangsters” Valentine’s Day Concert 2021 2021
Tinnitist Alex Kajumola "One Love is the Law" 2021
C89.5 50 yr Celebration Music Composed by Leif Totusek "Up Jump" 2021
Seattle Stranger ... concert with some Seattle jazz greats 2021
Candela Avenue Studios "2020 Year in Review" Leif Totusek 2020 Year in Review 2020
The Stranger "Best Things to Do in Seattle" Leif Totusek & Sam Pierce - live on facebook ~ SAT AUG 8 2020
Earshot Jazz Leif Totusek - live on facebook ~ MON MAY 11 2020
The Seattle Stranger Leif Totusek - Mardi Gras ~ TUE FEB 25 2020
The Seattle Stranger Local jazz legend Leif Totusek will give a solo set of ... SAT FEB 8 2020
Sea Monster SM Radio ... sorrow and joy pour from this mans fingers ... 2019
Lynnwood Times Totusek and Fridrich ~ Love Gangsters 11/26 2019
The Seattle Stranger Leif Totusek "Freestyle Candela" Fiddlers Inn ~ SAT SEP 28 2019
The Seattle Stranger Leif Totusek 1-2-3 Latona Pub ~ FRI SEP 6 2019
STG Presents STG Presents & One Vibe Africa Welcomes International African Stage 2019
KING 5 NEWS Leif Totusek "Candela" - Special Earth Day concert" 2019
The Seattle Stranger Murphy's Pub "Evening Jazz" 2019
The Seattle Public Library Playback, the Library's online collection, Lora Chiorah & Leif Totusek "Mbira & Guitar" 2018
My City Scene, Port Townsend, WA ...amazing guitar and vocals with Love Gangsters! 2018
Earshot Jazz North City Bistro ~ Presents... "Evening Jazz" Phil Sparks & Leif Totusek2018
The Stranger Enjoy a night of jazz with Leif Totusek on guitar, Larry Jones on drums, and Phil Sparks on bass2018
The Seattle Times Join in to drum and dance at the World Rhythm Festival2018
KING 5 NEWS Seattle pub celebrates Earth Day 2018
WallyhoodJazz at Murphy's2017
Bomaye Entertainment Salif Keita with Leif Totusek & Candela2017
Catalytic Community NW Immigrants Rights Project Benefit Show "Leif Totusek & Candela" 2017
The Seattle Public Library Playback, the Library's online collection, Leif Totusek 1-2-3 Sparks, Jones, Totusek 2017
Olympia Jazz Central Leif Totusek at The Washington Center 2017
Thurston Talk Black Box Jazz: Leif Totusek 2016
World Rhythm Festival Video Interview with Leif Totusek by Logos Media2016
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts Video: min. 1:12 - Black Box Jazz: Leif Totusek2016
Blue Nile Children's Organization fundraiser Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral - Leif Totusek and Freestyle Candela2015
The Triple Door HWY 99 Blues Presents: Sam Pierce and Leif Totusek2015
Portland Waterfront Blues Festival Leif Totusek - Candela Blues | Waterfront Blues Festival 2014 2014
Oregon Music News Leif Totusek brings African Pop: Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival 2014 2014
Portland Waterfront Blues Festival Leif Totusek - Candela Blues | Waterfront Blues Festival 2013 2013
Seattle Jazz Scene March 8, 2013-Latona Pub2013
The Entertainer Newspaper Renowned Guitarist will play at Emerald of Siam 2012
Positive Seattle 2012 Musical Line-Up 2012
African Music Nights August 11 at The Royal Room2012
Seattle Weekly Leif Totusek 2011
KEXP Sonarchy Radio Jack Straw Productions with "Santos Ensemble" Live at KEXP Radio Studio (audio only) 2011
Savor The Sound Savor Cypress A Night of Perfect Pairing to Benefit Savor the Sound 2011
Benaroya Hall video - Lucid Seattle Presents Inside Out Jazz Awards - Leif Totusek "Freestyle Candela" 2010
Seattle Weekly Reverb Festival Seattle Weekly's REVERB Local Music Festival 20092010
Cascade Health Communication Group Haba Na Haba (Music - Acoustic Guitar Compositions) 2010
African Music Nights Just back from Touring with Freestyle Candela in NYC, Boston and SF ...inspirations" 2010
Key Peninsla News Lora Chiorah beautiful Mother of the Earth, from Zimbabwe & Leif Totusek's guitar rang out like life through a rippling heat-mirage" 2010
The Triple Door JJ Cale "The Roll on Tour" in Seattle with Leif Totusek and Freestyle Candela 2009
The Shrine NYC VIDEO Leif Totusek and Freestyle Candela Live in NYC 2008
HIDMO African Night'sHIDMO - Leif Totusek - Freestyle Candela- JAN 2006
NPR/Afro-POP Worldwide/David Meinert, Seattle Weekly/ The Jazz Cafe Compilation Reviews2003-2007
Folklife 2004 Horn of Africa Leif Totusek with Oromo legand - Ali Birra "Folklife Festival"2004
EMP Workshop Rhythms of the World 2002
The Lions Den Tjovi Ginen with Special Guest: Leif Totusek2002
Smithsonian Folkways "Safarini in transit" - Leif Totusek with Lora Chiorah-Dye and Sukutai - Album Review 2000
The StrangerUp and Coming1999
The StrangerUp and Coming1999
EMP - Liquid LoungeLeif Totusek 1-2-3 jazz 1999
Seattle StrangerSeattle Art Museum: Leif Totusek 1-2-3 "Up & Coming" 1996
NPRMonitor Radio ***** 5 Star Review - Leif Totusek - Freestyle Candela- Dec 13, 1996
BumbershootBumbrella Stage - Saturday 1996
Boston Phoenix**** Freestyle Candela "off the record"1996
Boston Phoenix **** Freestyle Candela (Totusek Music)1996
Bumbershoot The Boston Music Awards - Outstanding World Music Act 1994
Seattle StrangerLeif Totusek: Freestyling at Flowers 1994
The Boston Globe, Fernando Gonzalez Freestyle plays, Zairean Soukouus and rumbas with surprising flair1993
The Boston Globe Leif Totusek "Freestyle" became one of the most promising groups in the Boston area1992
Boston Phoenix "Leif Totusek: Freestyle Candela Shows how its Done" 1992
Music NEWS, Time Out - London, England Jazz Cafe June Programme 1980's
Riverside Studios, London, EnglandLondon England/ Back Stage - Seattle, WA/ Broadway Street Fair - Leif Totusek "Freestyle"1987
Didi Love, London, EnglandSeattle Jazz1982-1987



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