Born: December 19, 1962 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Jacques Lesure Musical Services offers musical entertainment, enrichment and education through, live Jazz performances, individual and group lessons, lectures, and music clinics. A resident of Los Angeles, CA, Mr. Lesure is eager to give back to the community and expose today's youth to the rich history of Jazz while keeping the adults groving to his amazing sound.
He teaches and presents all over the United States striving to create and nurture a love and appreciation for the tradition of Jazz and Blues as original, American art forms, emphasizing how their sound is the root and foundation of music today.
Though originally from Detroit, Mr. Lesure is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and has performed with many of Jazz's greatest artists; Oscar Brown Jr., George Benson, Freddy Cole, Jimmy Smith,Stanley Turrentine,Mark Murphy,Oliver Lake,Chico Freeman, Javon Jackson, Les Mcann,Linda Hopkins,Jon Hendricks, Eric Reed, Wessel Anderson, Wynton Marsalis, George Bohannon, and many others. He has collaborated in the creation of and performed in a variety of stage plays, movie scores and special projects made for television. He continues to perform at clubs, benefits, various celebrations and Jazz festivals and events locally and around the world. Contact us to bring music to your life.
Willing to teach:
25 years teaching experience from pre-school to high school in both public and private education. 25 years performance experience with various, major Jazz artists
"Playing From the Source" a course in which music, psychology, and spirituality are all discussed as one in their importance to the overall success of the musican. "Jazz for Juniors" a course for pres-school to high school students in which Jazz is taught through the use of popular music from today and traditional music of the past. "Jazz Guitar Master Exploration" a course for Jazz guitarists in which the Masters are studied as a guide to help the player find his own individual voice. "The Sacred Side of Jazz" an exploration into the correlation of spirituality and Jazz music. A Jazz Vesper service is available is desired.