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Tuesday Night Jazz at the Church proudly presents JOHN LEE TRIO: “SECOND WIND” CD release concert!

Multi-instrumentalist John Lee has been a perennial favourite at Tuesday Night Jazz whether as a side-man with the likes of Ray Gallon, Kelby MacNayr & Nick Peck, or as a leader of his own hard-swinging piano trio. Equally at home on drums, piano, bass, guitar & Hammond Organ, John Lee is a force on the West Coast music scene and beyond. With international performances with jazz luminaries over the past decade, as well as numerous recording sessions and collaborations, John is an in-demand and respected performer and educator.

Join us for this very special concert celebrating John's second album on the Cellar Live record label featuring his working trio of long-time musical friends!

Featuring:

  • John Lee - Piano
  • Kosma Busheikin - Bass
  • Graham Villette - Drums

Date: Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: James Bay United Church, 511 Michigan St.

Admission is by donation, with a suggested contribution of $20. However, everyone is welcome, regardless of contribution.

"The sound of the John Lee Trio bridges the gap between the past and the future of modern jazz; A collective true to the 'straight ahead' sound with a contemporary improvisational approach on the repertoire of The Great American Songbook or compositions by a Jazz legend from the early 20th century."

Guest Artist Bio

Raised in Nanaimo, BC, multi-instrumentalist John Lee continues to be one of the highest acclaimed jazz artists nationwide. After showing great interest in music at a young age, Lee developed into a virtuoso by his late teens. Lee moved to Boston in 2010 to attend Berklee College of Music where he was mentored by Ralph Peterson Jr. and Dave Santoro. Lee relocated back to his west coast motherland in 2016 and began his professional career.

Lee's experience as a sideman goes far beyond his years. Raised as a local of Vancouver Island, his early performing experiences were with Canadian artists such as Order of Canada recipient Phil Dwyer and internationally acclaimed jazz trumpeter Ingrid Jensen. At age 19, Lee made his performance debut in the US with pianist Cyrus Chestnut at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center) in New York City. Lee spent much of the early 2010s on the bandstand supporting visiting artists in Victoria, BC where he performed with American pianists Larry Fuller, George Colligan, and Misha Piatigorsky. Starting an association with internationally recognized jazz saxophonist and impresario Cory Weeds in recent years, Lee was provided many opportunities to share the stage with the who's who of the jazz world. Since 2017, Lee has performed with many world-class visiting artists in Vancouver, BC including Terell Stafford, Roy McCurdy, Ralph Moore, Grant Stewart, Jeremy Pelt, Eric Alexander, Joe Farnsworth, Peter Bernstein, Benny Benack III, Alexander Claffy, Mike LeDonne, Lucy Yeghiazaryan, Michael Weiss, Dick Oatts, Jim Rotondi, Nicole Glover, and Joe Magnarelli.

With the support of the Cellar Music Group, Lee recorded his first album “The Artist” in 2021 under the Cellar Live record label featuring legendary jazz drummer Carl Allen. His sophomore recording “Second Wind” featuring Peter Washington and Kenny Washington is set to release in July 2024.

 

Don't miss your chance to witness the fusion of tradition and innovation as John Lee, Kosma Busheikin, and Graham Villette take the stage, leaving an indelible mark on your soul with their enchanting melodies. Embark on a musical journey that transcends time and space, uniting hearts and minds in the universal language of jazz.

See you there!!


- Kelby

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