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Jacques Lesure

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.

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ress “With a talent on guitar that is hard to match Mr. Lesure will not be standing in an unemployment line as long as there are clubs that showcase talent of his caliber. But, I would like to add another aspect of Jacques' appeal - he talks to his audience with a warmth and sincerity that I seldom witness in a stage performer. He has a charm that he openly shares with every member of his audience. Mr. Lesure's verbal asides add to the strength of his performance. He made several important points concerning Jazz Music and I could not help but agree with his insight when he told his audience “Jazz is a national treasure” and that he felt it his obligation to “take it out of New York and bring it everywhere.” He alluded to Chattanooga's rather ”underground” relationship with jazz as if it were a family secret that had been kept in the closet for too long - that he wanted to share it with as many people as possible

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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

Inglewood, CA

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

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

Clinic/Workshop Information

"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

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Albums

Camaraderie
Camaraderie
WJ3 Records
2015
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When She Smiles
When She Smiles
WJ3 Records
2013
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