Born: October 26, 1942 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Ranee Lee vocalist
Ranee Lee began her professional stage career as a dancer. From there she moved on to playing drums and tenor saxophone with various touring groups in the United States and Canada. Ranee settled in Montreal, Quebec thirty-five years ago, and her singing took over from past musical endeavours. Since then, she has become one of Canada’s most popular jazz vocalists and recording artists.
A Dora Mavor Moore Award winning actress, Ranee starred in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill”, Canada’s first production of the musical portrayal of Billie Holiday, which enjoyed extended runs in both Toronto and Montreal. Her subsequent recording, “Deep Song” released on Justin Time Records was received with critical acclaim, and brought Ranee’s great vocal talent to the attention of jazz fans and concert producers throughout North America and Europe. The summer of 1995 produced a Western Canadian Jazz Festival tour, as well as a tour of the United States. In June 1996 a month long South African tour featured Ranee as part of “The Canadian Jazz Giants”....