professional biography


J. Lee, an active performer and music educator, took her first piano lesson at the age of six. After she completed her B.A. in Social Studies, Ms. Lee earned two Master's Degrees: a Master of Arts in Piano Pedagogy (classical music emphasis) and a Master of Music in Jazz Performance.

Ms. Lee has appeared in many different venues from classical to jazz as a pianist, vocalist, accompanist, band leader and musical director. She and her jazz arrangements have been featured on local radio and television programs and she has worked as the musical director for local theater productions, including the San Diego Repertory Theatre. Ms. Lee regularly composes, arranges, and performs dozens of arrangements for her own jazz trio and as a pianist/vocalist, she has performed with many noted musicians, including Peter Sprague, Vinny Golia, Bill Watrous and Maestro Jung-Ho Pak.

In addition to performing, Ms. Lee serves as Professor of Music at San Diego Mesa College and MiraCosta College.  She has been teaching applied piano (classic and jazz), class piano, world music, music theory (classic and jazz), music appreciation, music for elementary school teachers, show choir and class voice for the jazz vocalist.

One of Ms. Lee's most recent appearances may be seen here: San Diego Living TV

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