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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“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
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
25 years teaching experience from pre-school to high school in
both public and private education.
25 years performance experience with various, major Jazz
"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