Appearances have included

Telluride Jazz Festival Fat Tuesday
(N.Y, N.Y)
Oregon Symphony Orchestra World Expo 88'
(Vancouver,B.C.)
Aspen Festival
of Music
Jazz Port Townsend Portland Zoo Jazz Denver Symphonic Orchestra
Bumbershoot
(Seattle,WA.)
Cathedral Park Jazz Fest Du Maurier Festival
(Vancouver,B.C.)
Keystone Korner
(San Francisco)
Chuck's
(La Jolla, CA.)
Atwaters
(Portland, OR.)
The Excelsior Hotel (Tulsa, OK.) The Roxy Theatre (L.A.)
The Gables
(Flagstaff, AZ.)
Jazz City
(Alberta, CAN)
Satin Doll
(Tokyo, Japan)
Le Soliel Levant
(Montreal, Quebec)
Tokyo Jazz Festival Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Jazz Alley (Seattle,WA.) Mt. Hood
Festival of Jazz

PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

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or click here to find out where Jof is currently performing

SOME PERSONAL HISTORY

One of the profound influences on my life, particularly when I was growing up in Colorado Springs, was and continues to be, Herman Raymond. "Ray" as my brother Dayven and I still call him, gave us both the freedom to inquire about any subject. Art, Music, Literature, Religion, Philosophy, Sex, or whatever issue may have come up, were all freely discussed in our home. There were many times when we, along with my late mother Shirley, would burn the midnight oil; staying up often until two or three o'clock in the morning: conversing, sometimes debating, but more importantly learning about life. Against thebackdrop of our comfortable little Bohemian pad; the sonorous strains of Coltrane, Miles, Ella or sometimes the works of Ravel, Shostakovitch or Stravinsky would be heard. To be certain, it was an unusual childhood filled with a lot of excitement and challenging steps.

Listen to a brief excerpt from "An Elegy for Shirley" a piece I composed shortly after her passing.

I have only recently, through conversations with my beautiful wife Gabi, been able to appreciate the care with which the foundations of our young souls were so lovingly tended to. As a small tribute to those beautiful times, I offer to you a few examples of literally thousands of pieces of fine-art that Herman Raymond presented to the world over the past 50+ years.

Click on the painting below to visit a slideshow gallery of his work.


A list of some of the fine musicians I've had the pleasure of working and recording with include:

Leroy Vinnegar
Teddy Edwards
Max Roach
Lew Tabakin
Red Holloway
Ron Steen
Ed Bennett
Richie Cole
Stan Getz
Bobby Shew
Bud Shank
Pete Christlieb
Akbar DePriest
Jay Collins
Dan Faehnle
Thara Memory
Eddie Harris
Hadley Caliman
Ben Wolfe
Charlie Rouse
Marianne Mayfield
Andre St. James
Mel Brown
Rob Scheps

Click on young Jof Lee below to view photographs of these musicians

The background music on this page:
"Record de Platja"
was composed by Federico Mompou and performed by Jof Lee

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