Roxy Soundcheck: Spotlight on John Lee
Roxy Bar Soundcheck is back with the legendary bassist and producer John Lee. He’s know for his brilliant work with Dizzy Gillespie, Aretha Franklin, Max Roach, and Sonny Rollins. John is a favorite of Roxy Bar so stay tuned for when he’ll be back playing live jazz with us!
NAME: John Lee
HOMETOWN: Boston, MA
MUSICAL TRAINING: University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.
FIRST NYC GIGS: Max Roach at Slugs, Joe Henderson at The East in Brooklyn.
MY MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Dizzy Gillespie, Ron Carter, and Ray Brown.
WHAT I’M LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW: Oscar Peterson, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sarah Vaughn, Christian McBride, Herbie Hancock
LATEST MUSICAL PROJECTS: Producing music for Mark Gross, Pablo Ziegler and Roberta Gambarini.
FAVORITE PLACE TO GO IN NYC: Any jazz club.
IN 2022 I HOPE TO: Play great music and have more fun!
WHY I LOVE PERFORMING AT THE ROXY BAR: It’s got a great vibe and a wonderful environment.