Whether you need background music for your event, a riveting center stage performance or a vocalist for your recording project, Lea Grant will work with you to create the right music to complement your vision.
With nearly 20 years of performance experience in a wide variety of styles including jazz, gospel, classical, choral, folk/rock, Lea knows how to charm and enchant an audience, and is equally comfortable creating a beautiful background texture for social events.
Price Range: $150-$1000
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
I have a wide network of fantastic jazz musicians that I work with. I can offer an intimate jazz duo setting of voice and guitar, perfect for a wedding cocktail hour or relaxing weekend brunch.
I could also bring a rhythm section (piano, bass and drums) or a larger ensemble of keyboards, bass and drums, guitar and horns. I love to sing standards, and can sing 3 unique 50 minute sets (with ten minute breaks in between.) Or if you prefer, I can also incorporate or bring a set of originals.
I am a jazz singer, songwriter and music teacher. As an artist, I aim to provide my audience with a sense of connectedness, to share some truth in the human experience, and to acknowledge that the full range of human emotion is welcome and holds value.
I have gigged extensively throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with my band, an indie-folk-jazz piano trio, performing in a wide variety of venues including the bar at Yoshi's Lounge, one of San Francisco's premier jazz venues, and PLACE for Sustainable Living, an educational collective in Oakland. I also enjoy performing at house concerts because it tends to invite more interaction with audience members, which makes the performance more fun and personal for everyone present.
In 2016 I moved to Denton, TX to pursue a Master's degree (expected Summer 2018) in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas.
Additional Booking Notes
If your venue can provide sound reinforcement that would be ideal. If you need us to bring our own sound equipment, we will need an accessible outlet nearby.
Jazz Duo needs (stage area at least 55sq. ft.):
If it's a very small or quiet space, we may be able to do it without a power source.
For a larger or outdoor space, we need an outlet that can be reached by an extension cord.
Jazz Quartet needs (stage area at least 140sq. ft.):
we need an outlet that can be reached by an extension cord.
We will bring: keyboard amp, bass amp, vocal mic, mackie powered speak, mixer, cables.
For any larger ensemble the venue must have a sound system and professional sound person.
Agua de Beber
All or Nothing At All
All the Things You Are
Body and Soul
But Not For Me
Can't We Be Friends
Cheek to Cheek
Do You Remember
East of the Sun
Easy to Love
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
Exactly Like You
How High the Moon
I Cover the Waterfront
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
I'll Remember April
I'm Beginning to See the Light
It Had to Be You
Let's Fall in Love
Love For Sale
Love Walked In
Lullaby of Birdland
Lullaby of the Leaves
My Foolish Heart
My One and Only Love
Night and Day
On the Street Where You Live
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year
The Best Thing For You Is Me
The Nearness of You
The Way You Look Tonight
There Will Never Be Another You
When Sunny Gets Blue
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
I Remember You
I Love You
Influences & Inspiration
JAZZ: Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, Anita O'Day, Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Jazzmeia Horn, Kitty Margolis, Kurt Elling, Emma Frank, Rosana Eckert.
ORIGINALS: Joni Mitchell, Emma Frank, Paul Simon, Tori Amos, Jeff Buckley, Herbie Hancock, The Shins, The Doors.
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