On Saturday, August 1st, Bake’s Place welcomes San Francisco vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jennifer Lee to the stage. Lee’s musical roots are in straight-ahead jazz and she got her start as an accompanist for vocalists in her college jazz band. It wasn’t long before Lee discovered her own singing chops and she soon began performing as a vocalist as well. Her years as an pianist and guitarist afforded her with a musician’s sensibility for the harmonic armature of the music, and she was able to successfully put her own signature on interpretations of the standards. Lee has a particular passion for the music of Brazil. She accompanies herself on guitar and songs in near perfect Portuguese. In addition, she is a member of Doce Brazil, which has played at the San Francisco Jazz Summerfest as well as multiple venues and festivals throughout the Bay area. Lee has recorded two solo CD’s: Jaywalkin’ and Quiet Joy, the latter of which was just released in spring of this year. On both of these recordings, Lee collaborated with San Diego guitarist Peter Sprague who served as co-arranger and co-producer. Sprague is the founder of SBE Records, the label for both of Lee’s recordings.

Jennifer’s appearance at Bake’s is part of the ongoing Visiting Songbird series, which features top-tier vocal jazz talent culled from across the United States. For this performances, Lee will be joined by esteemed Northwest musicians John Stowell on guitar, Jeff Johnson on bass and Mark Ivester on drums.

For reservations to this show, call 425-391-3335 or email [email protected]. For more information, you can check out the Bake’s website: www.bakesplace.org

Jennifer Lee

Seattle Jazz