As a jazz vocalist Lee has performed with combos and big bands at major Twin Cities restaurants/clubs such as the The Dakota, Artists’ Quarter, Hell’s Kitchen; and in New York at the Metropolitan Room and the TONY Lounge. She has also performed at jazz festivals such as Grand Marais, Jazz on the Prairie, and at the Twin Cities Hot Summer Jazz Festival every year since 2005. She also enjoys developing and producing concerts and cabaret, and has recently appeared at Bloomington Center for the Arts, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Old Log Theater, and Burnsville Performing Arts Center. In 2008 she was a participant of the prestigious Yale Cabaret Conference, and the current President of the Twin Cities Jazz Society.
In 2010 she recorded and released her second EP, In the Key of “L”, with several members of the renowned Twin Cities Hot Club. The CD has enjoyed regular radio play both locally and at a number of jazz stations around the country, and has received wonderful reviews by local and national reviewers, including LA Jazz Scene Magazine, and by our own Leigh Kammen former host of The Jazz Image™ on MPR. In the fall of 2011 she teamed up once again with these great musicians to record “A Hot Christmas” which was released December 1st and again received airplay and reviews.