Performing the original works of guitarist John Lee, this quartet will go on a musical journey that ponders deep thought, humor, and sonic conversation. Expect to hear a wide variety of sounds, styles, moods, and lots of improvisation. Featuring exceptional jazz musicians Eric Kennedy on drums, Jeff Reed on bass, Dave Ballou on trumpet, and John Lee on guitar.
John Lee, is a composer and guitarist residing in Washington D.C. Lee earned a B.F.A. in Jazz Performance from The New School University, Mannes Jazz and Contemporary Music Program. Since earning his degree he has toured and performed with prominent figures: Cyro Baptista, Fatoumata Diawara, Hassan Hakmoun, Matisyahu, and Keller Williams.
As one of D.C.’s most sought after musicians, Lee can be heard playing guitar on over twenty recorded albums as sideman and on five albums as a leader. Lee is also the founder of the jam band Caveman. Being versatile at so many styles has enabled Lee to perform at venues and festivals in Brazil, Canada, Israel, Ecuador, Mexico, Portugal, Switzerland, and all around the U.S.
Currently, Lee teaches for MusiCorps, a music rehabilitation program for wounded veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He is also an adjunct professor for the Jazz and Commercial Division at Towson University.