Vocalist Lee Engele fronts local big bands, and her active solo career has put her in the company of both local and national artists, with east coast shows that include the Metropolitan Room in New York. She has a number of self-produced CDs to her credit, which have received savory reviews praising her “warm and sensuous voice” by both local and national reviewers including LA Jazz Scene Magazine, and Twin Cities legend Leigh Kammen, former Jazz Image™ host on MPR. She has been featured internationally on a number of jazz and pop compilation CDs. Lee has also appeared at numerous festivals including the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, and other concerts have included shows at Bloomington and Hopkins Centers for the Arts, Old Log Theater, and the Landmark Center.
Festivals, Showcases & Conferences
Outdoor Music in the Parks, Wineries, Farmer's Markets
Alexis Bailly, Anoka, Centennial Lakes, Chaska, Como Park Pavilion, Crystal, Downtown Lakeville “Wednesday’s on Main”, Eagan Rotary Park, Excelsior, George Green Park, Landmark Center Christmas Bazaar, Minnesota State Fair, Minnetonka Music in the Parks, Normandale Lake – Bloomington, Music Tuesday’s – Stillwater, Roseville Central Park, Southwest Station, Staring Lake, Augsburg Park Richfield, Wolfe Lake, and many many more.
Radio & Television
Public Clubs and Private Events:
American Swedish Institute, Artist’s Quarter, Barbette, Bayview Event Center, Calhoun Beach Club, Birdland, CAMP, Campus Club, Cinema Ballroom, Club Saratoga, Cov, Crave, Crowne Plazas, Dakota County Music Café, Dakota Jazz Club (5 appearances), Disney World, Domino Lounge – Chicago, Gale Mansion, Golden Valley Country Club, Hell’s Kitchen, Holiday Inn, Hotel Sofitel, HONEY, International Market Square, Jaxx Café, Jensen’s Supper Club, Loring Kitchen, Mattie’s on Main, Millennium Hotel, Mason Jar, Metropolitan Room - New York Minneapolis Club, Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota Zephyr, Mudd Room, NEMAA Gallery events, Parma, Peachtree Plaza – Atlanta, Rossi’s, Red Stag, Saint Paul College Club, Saint Paul Hotel, Sawatdee, Tapestry Folkdance Center, The 925, Third Bird, Time Out New York Lounge-NY, Tryg’s, Veteran’s Hospital, Wabasha Street Caves, Windows on MN, Woman’s Club of Minneapolis