SEEKINGBand to Join, Piano, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Upright bass.
I'm a trained vocalist specializing in jazz/blues currently gigging in and around the GTA and Mississauga. I’ve recently completed an album titled ONE FINE MORNING. Jan 2020. It’s now been in rotation on Toronto’s JazzFM91 since January. I hire sidemen - wonderful musicians, but I miss the thrill of working with a band - piano or/and guitar/bass/drums - who share with me a commitment in creating our own unique sound. I am not a diva. It's about the band. In performance, the singer doesn't have to be included on every tune. I'd want to rehearse/gig fairly regularly. I have a big basement. Hoping to hear from at least some who can transpose and write charts. Love performing tunes from the Great American Songbook, but enjoy throwing in R&B, blues, bossas and current tunes to make for a more interesting performance, creating unique arrangements. Living in Mississauga - would like to keep within a 30 minute drive to rehearse. You can see/hear more of my music/background at reverbnation dot com forward slash deniselesliesings. I can be reached at deniseleslie at rogers dot com.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Sep 25 2008
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Ella, Carmen McCrae, Patricia Barber, Tierney Sutton, Sinatra, George Benson, Sarah Vaughn, Diana Krall, Al Jarreau, Ray Charles, Annie Lennox, Jon Hendricks, Billie Holiday, Sting, Kurt Elling, Amy Winehouse.
- Background Singer:
- Vocalist - Alto:
Peavey PA System, light percussion
One Fine Morning
One Fine Morning Track number: 1 Year: 2020 Album: One Fine Morning Genre: Jazz
Title track from my recent album release. Lighthouse horn section featured. Arranged by Bob McAlpine.
Reminiscing Track number: 2 Year: 2020 Album: One Fine Morning Genre: Jazz
Vocal/guitar cover of one of Little River Band’s biggest hits. Featuring guitarist Bob McAlpine.
Day After Day
Day After Day Track number: 4 Year: 2020 Album: One Fine Morning Genre: Jazz
Upbeat Cover of the Badfinger ballad. Listen for soaring synth solo work by Don Baird.
Into The Mystic
Into The Mystic Track number: 3 Year: 2020 Album: One Fine Morning Genre: Jazz
Our cover of Van Morrison’s classic tune of the 1970s.
Is That What Love’s All About?
Is That What Love’s All About? Track number: 5 Year: 2020 Album: One Fine Morning Genre: Jazz
My original tune. Listen for some George Benson-esque influences in our arrangement!
Sneaky Love Track number: 6 Year: 2020 Album: One Fine Morning Genre: R&B
Another original tune (by myself). Super fun to create in studio. Thanks to Mike Shotton for his expertise not only at the soundboard but also his heavy input with our instrumental & vocal arrangements!
Mercy Track number: 7 Year: 2012 Album: You Don’t Know What Love Is Genre: Jazz
My pared down bass/vocal duet with Ross MacIntyre of Duffy’s R&B hit. Recorded with Anthony Panacci at TraxAhead.
Georgia on my Mind
Georgia on my Mind Track number: 8 Year: 2020 Album: You Don’t Know What Love Is Genre: Jazz
Arrangement by Mark Kieswetter, sax soloing by John MacMurchy. Recorded at TraxAhead Mississauga.
Kick back and relax after work at the Gate while listening to some of my favourite jazz tunes over dinner. Joining me will be Mark Kieswetter on piano.
Where: Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles (at Howard Park Blvd) no cover
WHen: Friday, Nov 14, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
See you there!