Kenji Lee Quartet
Quartet led by saxophonist, composer and educator Kenji Lee
KENJI LEE is a saxophonist, composer, and educator based in Detroit,
Michigan. Lee has proven to be an honest, versatile, and compelling musician rooted in the vibrant tradition of Black American Music. His hope is to respectfully and reverentially represent the vast and momentous legacy of his heroes with personal authentic relevance as continuum.
Lee has had the immense privilege of performing with some of his heroes including Robert Hurst, Wayne Horvitz, Karriem Riggins, Rick Roe, MarionHayden, Andrew Bishop, and Ellen Rowe. Lee's work is extensive and diverse, including "Sakura" (a mixed-chamber ensemble), "Juarez - Lee -Alvarez" (a straight-ahead trio), and "Kenji Lee's Clandestine Reality" (a quartet focused on the critique of surreptitious coercion executed by many of the world's most powerful and influential leaders).
His debut recording, "darkhorse: the superhero", is available now atkenjilee.bandcamp.com
Kenji holds degrees from the University of Michigan in Jazz Studies andMusic Education. He has studied saxophone and improvisation with AndrewBishop, Wendell Harrison, Robert Hurst, Benny Green, Miles Okazaki, EllenRowe, Roger Shew, and Jeff Ellwood. He is grateful for the opportunity and privilege to have learned from some of the finest and most precious mentorsin B.A.M.Back to Events