Mike Lee

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, saxophonist Mike Lee has established himself in the New York City/Northern New Jersey area for many years. He balances a thriving performing career with a distinguished teaching resume. He performs regularly in New York City as a member of a wide array of jazz ensembles. His current associations include The Jimmy Heath Orchestra, The Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, Wallace Roney’s Universe Orchestra, The Oliver Lake Big Band, The Loston Harris Trio, The Nat Adderley Jr. Quartet, Josh Evans Big Band, Dave Stryker, Frank Lacy, TS Monk, and The Roy Hargrove Big Band. He performs regularly at venues such as The Bluenote, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Smalls, The Jazz Gallery, Fat Cat, and Bemelman’s Bar at the Carlyle Hotel. Recent tours have taken him up and down the East Coast, to California and Beijing, China.

Mike Lee is Professor of Jazz Saxophone at The John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University. In 2009, Lee helped found and develop Jazz House Kid’s in-house jazz education program. As the instructor of the first class at the Jazz House and Director of the JHK Summer Workshop he oversaw the growth of the program from one class to a thriving jazz school. Mike’s private students have also excelled winning national awards from the Grammy Band, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, Downbeat Magazine, and Young Arts. He has had several students go on to attend The Juilliard School, Berklee College of Music, Manhattan School of Music, William Paterson, Rutgers, Miami University, and Northwestern University. Lee has presented clinics and workshops throughout the country. Mr. Lee is endorsed by Conn-Selmer saxophones and Vandoren mouthpieces/reeds.

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Primary Instrument

Saxophone, tenor

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

I’ve had the good fortune of teaching some extraordinary young musicians, who have gone on to attend some of the top music schools in the country on full or partial scholarships. Currently, former students of mine are attending The New England Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music and The University of Miami, among others. My current rates are $35 for 1/2 hour lessons, $48 for 45 minutes and $60 for one hour.

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Upcoming Shows

Date Detail Price
Sep18Wed
The Loston Harris Trio
Bird's Basement Jazz Club
Melbourne, Australia
39 AUD
Sep19Thu
The Loston Harris Trio
Bird's Basement Jazz Club
Melbourne, Australia
39 AUD
Sep20Fri
The Loston Harris Trio
Bird's Basement Jazz Club
Melbourne, Australia
39 AUD
Sep21Sat
The Loston Harris Trio
Bird's Basement Jazz Club
Melbourne, Australia
39 AUD
Sep22Sun
The Loston Harris Trio
Bird's Basement Jazz Club
Melbourne, Australia
39 AUD

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