Vallejo Jazz Society Presents Jennifer Lee
Vallejo Jazz Society Presents Jennifer Lee and the Ever-Expanding Universe
Sunday, December 1, 2019 @ 5:00pm
330 Virginia St.
Vallejo, CA 94590
General Admission $20 ($10 for VJS members)
Up to two children 18 and under admitted free with a paying adult.
Tickets at the door (box office opens at 4:00pm) or www.VallejoJazzSociety.com
Across three albums, Oakland-based vocalist, guitarist, and pianist Jennifer Lee has established herself as a gifted interpreter of the American and Brazilian Songbooks, producing a critically hailed body of work. Says Lee, "Positive music is what I want to put out there... music that's about beauty, joy, peace, love, and presence."
She first made an impression on the 2001 CD Quintessential, an album featuring three tracks each by five Bay Area singers, including Jenna Mammina and Cathi Walkup. Her 2003 CD Jaywalkin’ was named “finest debut of the year, big label or small” in All About Jazz. And 2009's Quiet Joy – an exciting mix of originals, standards and Brazilian songs – was a favorite of the late Bud Spangler (drummer / Grammy-nominated producer) who called it “a JOY from start to finish.”
Lee draws on deep pools of talent from San Diego and the Bay Area, with the line of continuity running through Peter Sprague, the brilliant San Diego guitarist known for his extensive work with Chick Corea, Charles McPherson, and Hubert Laws. With her ensemble the Ever-Expanding Universe and a stellar cast of special guests (including trumpet legend Randy Brecker, bass master Bob Magnusson, Grammy Award-winning violinist Mads Tolling, keyboardist Adam Schulman, and percussion maestro John Santos) Lee has emerged as a songwriter with an unusual gift for evoking uncanny experiences, hard-won wisdom, unbridled joy, and liminal states of consciousness.
"Her vocals resonate with love and cultivate a graceful swagger that expresses pure beauty." - JazzReview.com
Vallejo Jazz Society: www.vallejojazzsociety.com
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