The Samuel C Lees Quartet was started by Samuel C Lees And Graham Kidd in 2008 as a duo, both Samuel and Graham had a love of Gypsy Jazz and the music of Django Reinhardt and formed to do an appearance at a acoustic world music festival.
Both Samuel and Graham have worked with some of the worlds leading artists such as Yngwie Malmsteen, Walter Trout, Robben Ford, along with many more.
The group then evolved into a trio with the inclusion of beat young drummer Grant Kershaw who, like Samuel and Graham, has a great love of Jazz. This love of music inspired the group to approach songs that are outside the gypsy jazz era.
The addition of Samuel’s brother, Joe Lees on bass, gave the group added depth. Joe joined the band as bass and producer of the group’s recording duties. Joe has also worked with many artists from around the world of music, such as Walter Trout and Jonny Winter.
The group is now completed by vocalist Eva Gray. Eva Gray is a rare find in that talent like this doesn’t come along like this often. Eva has a beautiful soulful voice that lends itself perfectly to the group’s eclectic sound.
The Samuel C Lees Quartet Featuring Eva Gray is a performance that all people can enjoy from your die hard jazz fan to the everyday music lover. The spirit of gypsy that the band carry with them can captivate any audience and uplift every body, you can’t afford to miss it.
“I think the Samuel C Lees Quartet featuring Eva Gray
do a good mix between traditionals (like Djangos Tiger)
and new Material (Valerie). It sounds fresh, and there are
a lot of good arrangements.
I wish them much luck for the future.”
Willing to teach
Samuel C Lees has been a teacher for over 10 years and is well versed in all styles of music
Samuel C Lees has done clinics for Fender Gibson Marshall Roland G&L and many more