Jazz vocalist and recording artist Vivian Lee specializes in the standards – Gershwin, Ellington, Jobim, with some Brubeck, Hubbard, Monk and Gillespie thrown in. Ms Lee has three times (2005, 2006, 2007) been voted one of Sacramento’s top jazz groups and top local entertainer by subscribers in Sacramento Magazine’s annual “Best Of Sacramento issue. She is also the 2009 Sacramento Magazine Editors pick as Best Jazz Diva.
This 2007 SAMMIE (Sacramento Area Music Awards) award winning vocalists’ unique style, phrasing, story telling and magical stage presence have been captivating audiences for the last 13 years.
Over the last couple of years Ms Lee has been working on writing lyrics to some of the instrumental standards. Dexter's Tune, from the movie "Awakenings" is one of those efforts.
See what others have to say about Vivian Lee:
• Ms Lee’s voice is like sipping a fine chardonnay on a winter’s night – smooth as it glides through you.
Mark Ferriera, owner, Garbeau’s Dinner Theater, Rancho Cordova, Calif
• Vivian Lee's silky smooth vocal skill, refined musical taste, and dedication to her craft signal a career on the rise.
Rich O'Day, musician/composer (Ascap)
• Vivian Lee is a vocalist whose smoky voice and lyrical styling rightfully belong in intimate club and cabaret settings
Patti Jones, And All That Jazz Magazine
• Vivian Lee’s voice is like being wrapped in a soft velvet blanket of sound - warm and inviting.
Julia Dollison, jazz vocalist and educator