mary louise lee band - R&B, Soul, Contemporary Jazz, Top 40
Band Members Bios
                                                                               
Mary Louise Lee / Lead Vocals
Mary Louise Lee / Lead Vocals
One of the few natives of Denver, Mary Louise began performing at an early age.   For over 20 years, she has built an extraordinary professional performing career.  With the group "Distinction", she toured Korea, Japan, Johnston Island, Honduras, andPanama singing for the troops of the US Department of Defense.  She has performed at high profile events including the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Democratic National Conventions, Colorado Governor’s Inaugural Gala, Opening Ceremonies for Colorado State Senate and Colorado House of Representatives, Denver Mayor’s City Address, 911 Remembrance Ceremony with Colorado Symphony, Winterpark Jazz Festival, Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, and opening of the Red Rocks Visitor Center, just to name a few.     Her extensive stage credits include: “Grace”/Annie, “Glinda”/The Wiz – AfterThought Theatre; "Powerwoman"/Menopause the Musical - Denver Civic Theatre; "Charlene"/Ain't Misbehavin' (Top of the Rockies 2005, "Best Actress/Musical"), "Narrator"/Beehive - Country Dinner Playhouse; "Smokey Joe's Café" - Theatre Aspen; "Geneva"/1940's Radio Hour - Arvada Center; "Billie Holiday"/Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill (Westword, "Best Actress/Musical") - Shadow Theatre, nominated by the Denver Post Ovation Award for Best Year/Actress.  National credits include: A Brief History of White Music, Beehive and Up On the Roof, (Denver Drama Critics Circle "Best Performance by Actress/Musical").  
Thomas "TJ" Jefferson / Bass; Music Director
Thomas "TJ" Jefferson / Bass; Music Director
Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1958, I started singing in church and playing percussion in local bands until I started teaching myself bass guitar at the age of 14. After a few attempts at starting my own bands I decided to join efforts with other bands. At the age of 19, I joined the Joe Keel Action Orchestra. Primarily performing jazz, I stayed with the group for a year and half. I then joined the Joe Clemmons Band and had the pleasure of performing with Eddie Cleanhead Vinson and Pee Wee Crayton. Becoming more recognized for playing different styles, I was often called upon to perform country western and alternative rock as often as R&B, funk and jazz. In the mid to late 80’s, I performed with Lannie Garrett as well as other groups during that period. In 1994, I recorded with saxophone artist Brian Savage. In 1998, I performed with Hazel Miller until the end of 2004. In 2005, I started performing with Mary Louise Lee and started building the band(s) she has today. In 2008, I started playing with Dotsero and still perform with a variety of artist as needed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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