Award-winning singer/songwriter, LeeLee Robert, is an anomaly of a local artist. Besides authoring two books—a biography on her father and the co-authored business oriented Gendersell: How to Sell the Opposite Sex—LeeLee began a professional career in music when she was sixteen. She also created a niche in the speaking industry by combining public speaking with original music and she has performed across the U.S., England, Finland, Germany, and New Zealand for audiences as large as 25,000 people.
LeeLee’s love of the Western landscape inspires much of her music and in 2014 she released her seventh album, Jewel of the West, which was voted Best Western Album of the Year by The Academy of Western Artists. She’s known for her endearing "cowgirl jazz" music style that combines the colors and textures of jazz and blues with the lyric strengths of Western music about laughter, landscape and love. She is also known for her outstanding ability to connect with an audience through her storytelling. LeeLee is a part-time vocalist with the Jazz Foundation of Jackson Hole’s big band.
For her forthcoming release, "Let Me Be The One," the talented jazz-guitarist and vocalist dives into her long relationship with vocal jazz history through a twelve-song set. Five songs were written by Robert alongside three standards and others written by respected jazz songwriters. The album currently has a release date of October 15, 2016.
"I was always deeply inspired by the album made by Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass where a single guitar and solo vocals collaborated into the most elegant, warm, and quality music experience I ever had in a song collection,” Robert said. “This was the inspiration behind my album—a real dream realized. I like music that can weave an ambience without being obtrusive.” I was able to collaborate with master "chord melody" guitarist, Alex Zawilak, to create this tribute to the many faces of love.