March 1st - 3rd 2013
A Festival Celebrating Women in Jazz Music & Dance
Dec 31, 1969:
Miss Sophie Lee
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Miss Sophie Lee moved to New Orleans in 2001 in search of its rich musical and culinary culture. She quickly found Frenchmen Street and the New Orleans Jazz Vipers who along with Bart Ramsey, collaborated with her on her first New Orleans self-titled CD in 2006.
In the Summer and Fall of 2009, Sophie, Bart and members of the Jazz Vipers (now called "The New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings") collaborated again for another Miss Sophie Lee CD, "Tallulah Moon". This time around they are joined by a stellar group of New Orleans musicians including "Washboard" Chaz Leary, St. Louis Slim, Andy J. Forest, Bruce Brackman, Charlie Fardella, Robert Snow, John Rodli, Matt Rhody, Matt Johnson, Matt Bell, Tommy Sciple and Glen David Andrews.
"Tallulah Moon", named for Miss Sophie Lee's Grandmothers home town in Louisiana and Miss Sophie's mother, Moon Ja, features nine standards and one original tune, the title track, "Tallulah Moon" written by Miss Sophie Lee.
Sophie Lee is also co-owner of one of the most popular jazz clubs & restaurants on the Frenchmen St strip, Three Muses.