Jessica Lee is an American Jazz & Blues singer with a unique voice influenced by Jazz, Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Inspirational music. She performs "Classic," "Contemporary" and "Crossover" Jazz & Blues, and has produced shows with innovative, customized themes for charity performances and for concerts at theaters, festivals, jazz & blues clubs, arts centers and country & urban clubs throughout the country. Jessica has had the pleasure of writing, recording and performing with wonderfully talented musicians, including a long collaboration with guitar great Mark Strickland and with some of her favorite Jazz mentors.
Jessica's recorded songs have been included on multiple international vocal compilation albums, and she has recorded five solo albums and plans to release several new live recordings in the coming years. Ms. Lee is an ASCAP member and continues to write and perform original songs with her many creative friends and colleagues.
For select shows, Jessica performs solo accompanying her own vocals on piano. She also leads Duos, Trios, Quartets & Full Bands for a wide variety of performances. Ms. Lee has performed Jazz with Symphony Orchestra and with Big Band, and Inspirational Music with many different types of instrumentation and ensembles. Ms. Lee is currently working on a "Fusion Street" project exploring Jazz & Blues when fused with music of other genres.
Jessica also dedicates herself to the study of Music, Mindfulness & Healing and has earned certifications in Sound Healing, Music & Mindfulness, Health Rhythms Facilitation (through Remo Drums), and Rhythm & Healing. During the coronavirus pandemic, Ms. Lee partnered with other like-minded professionals to produce "Through the Walls" programs to reach those in the "shut in" community, including our country's senior population who were isolated and in need of uplifting American music and stress reduction. Jessica continues to partner with others to train trainers and grow this important programming to heal divides and disease through sound, rhythm and music.
Dedicated to passing the Jazz & American Music art form on to the next generation, Jessica teaches through private studio and through certain arts centers, including virtually. Inspired by those who use music as a language to uplift, Jessica Lee sings messages of faith, hope and love and often reflects on this quote of Mother Teresa: "I am a tiny pencil in the hand of a writing God, sending a love letter to the world."
Recordings of Jessica Lee include: "Bluebird Fly" solo album (Featuring music director/pianist John D'Amico & Friends), "From a Silent Heart" duo album (Featuring guitarist Anthony Janflone & vocalist/guitarist Tony Janflone Jr.); "Silver Days Charcoal Nights" duo album (Featuring guitarist Mark Strickland); "I Wish You Love" live album (Featuring guitarist Mark Strickland & Friends); "Rhythms of Anyway" solo album (Featuring music directors: pianist Max Leake & guitarist Mark Strickland); "Lover Man" song included on "Greatest Audiophile Voices" international compilation album; "Son of a Preacherman" song included on "Best Covers" international compilation album; "Why Don't You Do Right" song included on "When Blues Meets Jazz" international compilation album; "Jezebel" song included on "The Best of Pop Jazz" international compilation album; "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" song included on "Greatest Audiophile Voices Vol. 4" international compilation album; "Son of a Preacherman" song included on "Movie Classics in Jazz II" international compilation album; "Why Don't You Do Right" song included on "Jazz Bar - The Elite Music Society Presents" international compilation album; "The First Cardinal of Spring" (single). Jessica's recorded songs have been featured on compilation albums that also include other wonderful vocalists, including Norah Jones, Amy London and more. Ms. Lee looks forward to many more recording collaborations and song and album releases in the future.