Sammy Lee has studied at the Juilliard School of Music in N.Y. and at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
The pianist has worked as featured pianist and vocalist with his Trio in the leading supper clubs and lounges in the U.S. and Canada.
Sammy Lee plays everything for listening and dancing from soft Bossa Novas, to Dixieland, to the latest contemporary music.
Sammy Lee has also played and conducted for such stars as Don Cornell, Chad Mitchell, The Platters, Henny Youngman, The Concord Hotel, Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians, Woody Herman, Fairmont Hotel, Lakewood, N.J. Resorts International Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, N.J., Mr. Frank Sinatra, Le Club International, Fort Lauderdale, FL., Intercontinental Hotel at Bonaventure, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
The Around Town Newspaper Nov.28-Dec. 1997
"Jazz great Sammy Lee has been off the local circuit for nearly eight years deserting us for Miami Beach, Atlantic City and Vegas. But we're in luck. Someone from the Pusser's Rum Empire heard him "sit in" for a couple of tunes last year at their DownUnder restaurant and remembered his talents and booked him. He is doing a single Wednesday and Thursday and is in with his trio featuring Link Lackey on bass and Marty Pitter on drums, Friday and Saturday. They also perform for a 3 to 6 Sunday Brunch. Sammy and I go back 20 years, He is considered one of the music world's greatest jazz pianist and is probably the only player or at least one of the very few, Frank Sinatra would sing on the spot with. In fact a few years back, while Sammy was jamming in the Resort's Gold Room in Atlantic City, Francis Albert S. decided to jump in and did a full set with Sammy to the surprise of the patrons in the Lounge. Sammy has is own style. He hits a lot of keys sending our lots of vibes. Great sounds to listen too. He received a great round of applause last Friday after he performed a blistering medley from the God Father. Pusser's DownUnder is a big handsome water front restaurant located at the south west corner of The Oakland Park Bridge, Fort Lauderdale."