All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Laurence Lee

Laurence Lee

Born in Missouri, Laurence Lee picked up the piano at age six. (You guessed it�”he worked out a lot even back then.) His first piano teacher, born without a left hand yet a competent player, inspired him to stick with piano lessons while so many kids were giving up. Hearing his teacher play with one hand, Laurence was motivated and excited by the thought of what he might someday accomplish with two.

Laurence studied music all through high school and during college he focused on classical piano and performed with local music groups. In 1984, Laurence moved to Dallas to live in a more modern environment and immerse himself in contemporary music. Dallas turned out to be a good move in unexpected ways. While continuing to write original music, Laurence landed some small acting parts in television and he began to believe that music composition and film scoring could become a significant part of his future.

Musically, Laurence has received accolades for his richly textured and uniquely arranged instrumentals. His stirring compositions reveal an extraordinary sense of melody and a subtle mastery of instrumentation. Although constantly writing and recording in his studio, Laurence keeps in touch with the live scene by performing on solo piano and with a popular contemporary jazz band.

Laurence puts it like this; “In a way, I write what I want to hear and what truly moves me…that could mean a love song, a song about life’s journey or even a funk tune

Read more

Tags

Albums

The First One

Unknown label
2010

buy

Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.