Thanks for checking out my Gigmasters profile. I've performed in much of the world, as a blues, jazz, pop artist, as a soloist, and a backing musician for
some of the legends of Rock & Roll, R&B, Soul, Gospel, Broadway, and Country music.
the Top Piano Player Singer on the Gulf Coast, performing some of the most high profile exclusive events in the world, including President Gerald & Betty Ford, with many l
Clients include Perdido Beach Resort, Kaiser Realty, Safe Harbor Financial, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Library of Congress, ASCAP, Apple Computer,
and 100s of Weddings, Corporate Events, Concert tours, Recording sessions, and opening acts for Superstars.
Amazing vocal piano-vocal reproductions of Elton, Billy Joel, Sinatra, Bublé, Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Elvis, Standards, 50s, 60s 70s, Dance, Broadway, Beatles, classical, wedding receptions, a class act. Currently Resident Pianist, Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach Alabama, John was the Organist at Beebe Memorial Church in Oakland CA, and did many sold out Blues Pop & Gospel concerts in Europe and Canada,
Maestro of Blues, Jazz, Americana, vocalist, saxophone, piano, Emmy Nominated composer, and headliner at many of the top blues and Jazz festivals of Europe and North America.
"John, You're a Treasure" Huey Lewis
"One of My Musical Heroes, Quadruple Threat" Bonnie Raitt, after John got a Standing ovation, as her opening act in Vancouver!
"Bravo" William Ross, Musical Director, 2007-2014, Academy Awards
"You are the best John Lee. Genius I think… You take the music places so beautiful… To quote my late brother Mentor's Williams song…"Drift Away" "Thanks for the joy you've given me… I want you to know I believe in you song!" Paul Williams, legendary Grammy, Oscar, Golden Globe winning Songwriter
John listed as a one man band on Gigmasters, for certain types of events, but he's known throughout North and Europe for fronting his own band, from a trio, to a 7 piece smoking Soul, Jazz, Funk review, Straight from the soul of New Orleans, with Piano, Bass, Drums, Hammond Organ, trumpet and Saxophone.
In June 2014, He fronted a 20 piece big band in a tour of Eastern Europe on Major Jazz and blues festivals.
For the last 3 years he's brought his Jazz, Blues and Gospel show, headlining 500 seat concert halls in Canada.
Bonnie Raitt Chose John Lee to open her show in her sold out 2012 Concert tour, in Vancouver.
Other recent performances include a 2 month cruise aboard "The World Residensea" through the Northwest passage.
2015 German Music Critics Award, best blues cd, He's a 2007 Emmy nominated Composer,
Winner of three 2009 Canadian Music Awards,
2012 nominee for Piano player of the Year at the Canadian Blues Awards. He's played many of the major blues and jazz festivals of the world and shared the stage with many icons of the music world, including Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Page, Kris Kristofferson, Dionne Warwick, and Chuck Berry. His music and voice can be heard on CBS hit TV Shows, and National TV Commercials from Wal-Mart to Apple Computer.
"The pianist/sax man/ singer combines elements of Dr. John with those of several of the best piano based artists of the last 20 years- like Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, and Leon Russel for example and holds his own with all of 'em. When their style comes out of John Lee Sanders he's transformed it into something I like alot." Blue Suede News Magazine.
"This is exactly what it sounds like when Blues is allowed to be fun. A listening joy from the first number to the last. John Lee Sanders, long-time sideman of calibers like John Lee Hooker is not only a first rate singer/songwriter, but also a pianist and saxophonist and overall, it seems, a specialist for all that is sophisticated musicianship and entertainment."
If you like New Orleans piano with a goodly helping of blues, this one's for you” Maple Blues Magazine,”
“If you're looking for the perfect way to start the holidays check out John Lee Sanders, Be ready to be blown away” Vancouver Weekly
"John Lee Sanders is a highly creative artist, a great musician and above all, an outstanding composer, comparable to Dr. John and Allen Toussaint. "Donaukurier, Ingolstadt Germany
Jazzeit - Jazzeit Magazine, Vienna Austria.