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A Night of the Blues, tour of Croatia, with the 19 piece, HRT Jazz Radio Orchestra.Big Band, with John Lee Sanders, Zakiya Hooker, Chris James, Frank Folgmann.

John Lee is the Arranger/ of all the great songs on the show and the Emmy Nominated Composer of many of the songs on the concerts. John Lee is a 2004 nominee for blues song of the year, at the blues awards in Memphis, and his uptown sophisticated New Orleans, West Coast Blues is a perfect setting for a big band arrangement. John Lee studied Big Band Jazz, arranging and composition at the university of North Texas. Upon moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 70s, he arranged many of the big horn sections on major CD releases, including Oakland Zone from Tower of Power.
His 2008 release, "Doc Goes Hollywood" was a collaboration with Doc Kupka, from Tower of Power and the William Ross Orchestra, the Man who arranges the Academy Award Orchestra, and Music director for Barbara Streisand.
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Nobody does it Better!!

May 6, 2014, John Lee was the Part of the backing musicians at the Library of Congress 6th annual "
We Write the Songs" Concert for the U.S. House of Representatives. in collaboration with ASCAP, with some of the greatest songwriters of American Music, including Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman, Heart,
Carly Simon,
John Lee's former producer, Grammy Winner, Narada Michael Walden. Alan Bergman, and Paul Williams. Here we are with a stellar backup band, of the greatest session players of NYC and LA, Chris Caswell, Keys and Music director, Leland Sklar, Bass, Omar Hakim, Drums, Kudisan Kai, vocals, Vaneese Thomas, Vocals, Fonzi Thornton.
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After the concert at the Library of Congress, with members of the House and Senate, with my old friend and former Producer, Narada Michael Walden, Jon Batiste, a mega talented Pianist singer from New Orleans, and Kudisan Kai, Backup singer with Elton John and Chaka Kahn. Narada Produced the biggest selling Album of the 90s, the Bodyguard Soundtrack with Whitney Houston. He had be blowing sax on the show, "Freeway of Love" and "How Will I know.
Out of all of my teachers, I learned the most about record production from Narada. I worked with him for 6 months in the studio with my band, Uncle Rainbow. We never made it to the charts, but the inspiration and technical skills in the studio stay with me always.
With Jon Batiste, great New Orleans Jazz, Blues Singer Pianist, brother from another mother, who brought down the house in Washington DC, I'm sure you'll be hearing more from him.
His Joy and love of performing brought me back to hearing my first concert as a child, with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in New Orleans. That's why New Orleans Music has stayed in my soul for 56 years!!!!
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