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Leslie Lewis

"Leslie Lewis is all a good jazz singer should be. Her beautiful tone and classy phrasing evoke the sound of the classic jazz singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan." 
JAZZ TIMES MAGAZINE -  Wilbert Sostre

"...the background she brings contains some solid Jazz credentials; among the people she has worked with are the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, members of the Ellington Orchestra, John Bunch, Britt Woodman, Joe Wilder, Norris Turney, Harry Allen, and Patrice Rushen. Lewis comes across as a mature artist."
CADENCE MAGAZINE - Peter Westbrook 

"Lewis has a very authentic jazz voice reminiscent of Carmen McRae... What is most pleasing in a jazz vocalist is the ability to create an organic, non-affected delivery with true jazz rhythm and tension. Lewis exhibits these qualities in spades..."
ALL VOCALS . COM - Steven Harband 

"So many singers. So few jazz singers. Not to worry. Lewis proves once again that she can play in the big leagues. Lewis scores throughout with a mature timbre and seemingly "built-in" jazz chops."
JAZZSCENE -  George Fendel 

"Leslie Lewis has a hot one on her hands with "Keeper Of The Flame." A bona fide sure thing for jazz radio success, the album is packed with tracks destined for cooler iPods nationwide. 5 Stars."
CASHBOX MAGAZINE - Christopher Llewellyn Adams 

"Ms. Lewis has a voice of the same quality as the great jazz divas [Ella, Sarah, and Dinah, and perhaps even a little Peggy on the more romantic songs]..."
THE BORDERLAND (MUSICWATCH COLUMN) - John M. Peters 

 "Lewis maintains a standard of excellence throughout both recordings that is admirable and worthy..."
JAZZ TIMES - Susan Frances

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FEATURED VOCALIST WITH: 
- The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra 
- members of The Duke Ellington Orchestra, including Britt Woodman and Norris Turrney. 
- Jazz Tap Ensemble including performances in L.A. & N.Y.C. 
- Musique Sur La Mer Chamber Orchestra including performances in London, U.K.
- The Tom Kubis Big Band including a recording featuring Leslie Lewis & Jack Sheldon. 
- Disneyland Musical Productions, Disneyworld, Opryland and Knotts Berry Farm. 

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ALSO PERFORMED WITH:
John Bunch...Harry Allen...Joe Wilder...Rhoda Scott...Gary Foster...Patrice Rushen...Larry Ridley...Terry Silverlight...Howlett Smith 

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SELECT PAST PERFORMANCE VENUES:
-The Royal College of Music, London UK
-Pizza Express Jazz Club SoHo, London UK
- The Joyce Theatre New York, NY
- Lehman College Jazz Festival New York, NY
- Trumpets Jazz Club Montclair, NJ
- Jazz Club Etoile Paris, FR
- Palais Des Congrés, Paris, FR
- Sunside-Sunset Jazz Club, Paris, FR
- Autour de Midi Paris, FR
- Cafe Universel Paris, FR
- Satin Doll Tokyo, JP
- Adirondack Cafe Tokyo, JP
- Life Time Cafe Shizuoka, JP
- Far Out Yokohama, JP
- Ksar Char-Bagh Marrakech, Morocco
- Jazz a Conakry Conakry, Guinea
- Smothers Theatre Malibu, CA
- Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine, CA
- Barclay Theatre Irvine, CA
- Haugh Performing Arts Center Glendora, CA
- Napa Valley Opera House Napa, CA
- Los Angeles County Museum Jazz Concert Series Los Angeles, CA
- The Culver's Club for Jazz Los Angeles, CA
- Hollywood Studio Bar and Grill Hollywood, CA
- House of Music and Entertainment Beverly Hills, CA
- Vitello's Jazz and Supper Club Studio City, CA
- Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Club Seal Beach, CA
- Steamers Jazz Club Fullerton, CA
- Laguna Beach Live Jazz Series Laguna Beach, CA
- Jazz At The Merc Temecula, CA
- Cavallino's Jazz Club Huntington Beach, CA
- Pelican Hill Resort Newport Coast, CA
- Balboa Bay Club Newport Beach, CA
- Ritz Carlton Hotel Pasadena, CA
- Ritz Carlton Hotel Laguna Niguel, CA
- Bonaventure Hotel Los Angeles, CA
- Disneyland Anaheim, CA
- Disneyworld Orlando, FL
- The Bop Stop Cleveland, OH
- Opryland Nashville, TN
- Harwood Museum Taos, NM
- Jazz at The Center Concert Series Santa Fe, NM
- The Outpost, Albuquerque, NM
- Geniuses Of Jazz Concert Series Albuquerque, NM

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SOLO RECORDINGS SAMPLING: 
- "Of Two Minds" (Surf Cove Jazz) 2008 
Features Leslie with the Gerard Hagen Trio, Gary Foster, Ron Stout, Larry Koonse, and Rob Lockart. It has received extensive national radio airplay including three weeks on the College Music Journal (CMJ) charting at #28 nationally. “Of Two Minds”was released in Japan on the SSJ label and received 5 stars in the prestigious Swing Journal magazine. 
- "Keeper Of The Flame" (Surf Cove Jazz) 2010 
Features Leslie with the Gerard Hagen Trio and Gary Foster. The recording debuted at #15 nationally on CMJ, received international airplay and programmed on Sirius XM Radio "Real Jazz". 
- "Midnight Sun"(Surf Cove Jazz) 2011
Features Leslie with the Gerard Hagen Trio, Chuck Manning and Joey Sellers.
- "Leslie Lewis & Gerard Hagen in New York" (Surf Cove Jazz) 2013
- "Fragile" (Surf Cove Jazz) 2017 Features Leslie's European Band
- "At Last" (Cexton Records) 1992
 The Tom Kubis Big Band featuring Leslie Lewis & Jack Sheldon. 
- "From California With Love" (SSJ) 2011
Leslie Lewis & Gerard Hagen Trio are featured on a track on this compilation recording on SSJ Records released in Japan and the U.S.

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SYNDICATED RADIO SHOWS: 
- "Of Two Minds" Three weeks on "Jazz After Hours" with Jim Wilke 
- "Keeper Of The Flame" on "Jazz"with Bob Parlocha
- "Keeper Of The Flame" programmed on Sirius XM Radio "Real Jazz"

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