AUDITIONS FOR FREE JAZZ CLINIC FOR STUDENT MUSICIANS MONDAY JUNE 27 2 PM TO 5 PM AT THEODORE YOUNG COMMUNITY CENTER
Kenny Lee Orchestra is proud to be part of the William L Carter Foundation mentoring initiative. As part of the initiative Kenny Lee has agreed to offer 10 qualified Jazz musicians the opportunity to practice with his band during the summer months and to actually perform on stage with the band at the William L. Carter Jazz Concert series to be held at Yosemite Park during the summer.
The William L Carter Jazz Clinic will offer young Jazz musicians 8 weeks of perfecting their musical talent at no coast to the young musicians. The William L Carter Foundation will sponsor the 10 young Jazz musicians in continuing with the legacy of Mr. William L Carter. Keeping Jazz vibrant to our youth is essential for future musicians.
Bill inspired young people to reach their potential, Kenny Lee said and we want to do our part to continue Bill’s legacy of motivating young people to excel in jazz and music. We know that jazz brought smiles to Bill and we want to bring smiles to hundreds of other people through music.
Kenny Lee All stars is well known and respected in the region. Jazz trumpeter, Kenneth D. Lee, known as Kenny Lee, started his musical ambitions at an early age by playing trumpet in the White Plains elementary and high school jazz and marching bands. Kenny received his first trumpet lesson from his father, who also played trumpet.
Upon completion of White Plains High School, Kenny joined the United States Marine Corp and played four years in the United States Marine Corps Band. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps at the rank of Sergeant E-4.
Subsequently, Kenny spent 22 years at the White Plains Police Department and retired as a Detective 1st grade. His career continued as a Criminal Investigator for the Bank of New York. He retired 17 years later as the Regional Security Manager of the Bank of New York.
During all of this period of time, Kenny continued to play trumpet and later studied trumpet at the Westchester Conservatory of Music in White Plains.
Kenny has gained the respect of jazz musicians throughout the Westchester, Connecticut, and New York City area and has had the pleasure of playing with numerous outstanding professional musicians. To date, Kenny continues to perform at many clubs and restaurants all over the tri-state area with his band, the “Kenny Lee Allstars”. The band consists of Trumpet, Tenor Sax/Flute, Piano, Bass and drums.