"There are only two types of music, good music, and the other kind"
Annalee is a Jazz vocalist and guitarist keeping jazz alive and pulsing all around Chicagoland. Summer of 2012 Annalee started a group with four young, amazing musicians she has fallen in love with and adopted as her "Midnight Sons". A classic yet modern take on Jazz, Blues, and R&B that resonates the soul of any audience. Annalee & The Midnight Sons will be releasing their first album October of 2013!
"When young brains inspired by old souls come together to create, there is a deeper connection. You are drawing from your own creativity which is drawing from a radient past of cats who drove you crazy with their playing. It's not copying. It's capturing a sound or a feel that changed your musical direction and bringing it back to life with your own interpretation. In other words, our take on Jazz.
Now, keeping jazz alive can't always mean playing the "standards" especially not with this generation. That's why with this group we strive to capture the hearts of any age audience by implementing our jazz inspired feel into new, old, and our original music."-Annalee
Performing since age 13, Annalee began her musical journey as a folk singer/songwriter with the help of her first love Joni Mitchell. Venturing into jazz began when she started listening to artists like Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. "It was the first time I couldn't sing something back on the first try. It was a challenge, I was curious, and so I fell in love." Since then, Annalee has continued to dive into the world of jazz and all it's variations. "I have so much to learn and this music never ceases to show me that." Her album "Seul" came out in summer of 2010, a compilation of standards and Annalee's original music. Since then she has released a christmas album (2011), "Color Blind Love" (2012) and her most recent solo album "Summertime" (2013).
Annalee & The Midnight Sons will be releasing their first album October of 2013!