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LeeLee Robert - Singer, Songwriter & Storyteller

Aaron Davis

Splitting time between Jackson Hole, WY and Paradise Valley, Arizona, singer-songwriter, guitarist, speaker and author LeeLee Robert is an anomaly of a local artist.  Besides authoring two books – a biography on her father and the co-authored business oriented “GenderSell: How to Sell to the Opposite Sex” – LeeLee began a professional career in music when she was sixteen.  She also created a niche in the speaking industry by combining public speaking with original music and she has performed across the U.S., England, Finland, Germany, and New Zealand for audiences as large as 25,000 people.

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LeeLee’s love of the Western landscape inspires much of her music and in 2014 she released her seventh album, Jewel of the West, which was voted Best Western Album of the Year by The Academy of Western Artists.  She’s known for her endearing “Cowgirl Jazz” music style that combines the colors and textures of jazz and blues with the lyric strengths of Western Music about love, landscape, and laughter.  She is also known for her outstanding ability to connect with an audience through her storytelling.  LeeLee is also a part-time vocalist/guitarist with the Jazz Foundation of Jackson Hole’s big band.

For her forthcoming release, “Let Me Be The One,” she collaborates with master Bio2b.jpgchord/melody guitarist Alex Zawilak and dives into her long relationship with vocal jazz history through a twelve-song set. Five songs were written by Robert alongside three standards and others written by respected jazz songwriters.

Bio3.jpg“I was always deeply inspired by the album made by Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass where a single guitar and solo vocals collaborated into the most elegant, warm, and quality music experience I had ever had in a song collection,” Robert said.  “This was the inspiration behind my album – a real dream realized.  I like music that can weave an ambience without being obtrusive.” This is the sweetest partnership between artist and listener - a partnership that I have dedicated my life to.