Tenor Saxophonist Mike Lee Album Release Party March 25th @ Dizzy’s Club!


Scott H. Thompson

Tenor Saxophonist
Mike Lee
New Release: Song For All Of Us
Featuring Lenny White, George Colligan,
Dave Stryker & More!

Mike Lee & Friends
Album Release Party
March 25th at Dizzy's Club!

With his new release, Song For All Of Us (IYOUWE Records), veteran saxophonist Mike Lee shows the breadth of his musical pallet. Lee works with his wide-ranging musical associations and weaves them together with innovative compositions as well as standard repertoire. There are several different band configurations within this offering. From the core trio of tenor saxophone, bass, and drums, to several different quartet and quintet settings each grouping contributes to the unified sound. Drummer Lenny White, bassist Ed Howard and pianist George Colligan appear throughout adding their masterful propulsion to this set. Lee's rotating front-line partners include guitarist Dave Stryker, saxophonist Bruce Williams, and Mike's son, saxophonist Julian LeeSong For All Of Us was produced by Mike Lee and Lenny White. 

 Radam Schwartz performs "What's New" live on WBGO
featuring Mike Lee, tenor saxophone.
Mike Lee's career exemplifies the life of a working jazz musician in New York. In the past several years he has been heard with a widely diverse assortment of bandleaders including Loston Harris, Dave Stryker, Wallace Roney, TS Monk  and with larger ensembles including the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, the Jimmy Heath Orchestra, Oliver Lake Big Band, Josh Evans Big Band, and the Roy Hargrove Big Band. Lee draws on his expansive experience to direct his own band for a special one set celebration of his new CD Song For All Of Us on March 25th at Dizzy's Club



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About the Author / Scott H. Thompson

About Scott Thompson Thompson served as Assistant Director of Public Relations for Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York for almost a decade. With a background in broadcast journalism, Thompson’s voice and work has been heard on the Associated Press Radio Network, the Mutual Broadcasting network and NBC-AM New York, on The Morning Show. His experience spans radio, television, print and the internet. Thompson co-produced the New Haven Jazz Festival from 1994-2000. A prolific writer, Thompson has contributed to DownBeat, JazzTimes, Jazziz, and the All Music Guide. He penned the CD liner notes to Herbie Hancock Head Hunters, Weather Report 8:30, George Duke Brazilian Love, Stan Getz The New Collection, The Essence of Maynard Ferguson, and The Essence of Al DiMeola. Scott is one of the original members of the Jazz Journalists Association. Editor’s note: Style Quarterly is very pleased to make the connection with Scott and values his enthusiastic support of Jazz.


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