Lee Wallace was born in Toronto and began playing guitar at the age of six, learning from his father, Steve Wallace, a Toronto based jazz bassist. As a teenager he studied improvisation and harmony with Mark Eisenman and guitar with David Occhipinti. He later continued his jazz studies at Humber college and Barry Harris workshops. Professionally he has performed in major cities throughout North America and abroad, and has appeared with many top Canadian and international musicians, including Mike Murley, George Evans, Mark Eisenman, Pat Labarbera and Scott Hamilton. He can be heard regularly in Toronto, both in an accompanying role, and as the leader of his trio.