A complete pleasure: Leslie Lewis' deep, grainy Jazz voice with husband Gerard’s arrangements providing the inventive settings that frame her nuanced phrasing of some well chosen lyrics. ”

— Alan Bargebuhr-CADENCE MAGAZINE

The repertoire ranges from the American song book from George Gershwin and Cole Porter to Burt Bacharach and Paul McCartney, all with Lewis’ dead on rhythmic sensibilities and powerful vocal prowess. Hagen and his trio are superb; this is truly a jazz offering worth exploring, and for the younger generation of aspiring vocalists, to truly use as a lesson in excellence, especially when studying the language of be-bop.”

— H. Allen Williams-JAZZ TIMES MAGAZINE

Video-Leslie Lewis & Gerard Hagen Paris Quartet

You truly hear the hours of hard work and study of the jazz language laced into every note she sings. Her authenticity is immediate, but you also hear the evolution of her journey as each year passes ”

— H. Allen Williams-JAZZ TIMES MAGAZINE

 

After living in Los Angeles for many years,  jazz vocalist Leslie Leslie and her husband pianist Gerard Hagen followed a dream and relocated to Paris.  Their tours have taken them to Europe, Asia, Africa and throughout the U.S. including venues in London, Paris, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Leslie has been a featured vocalist with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony, Jazz Tap Ensemble and she has performed with members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra.  Gerard is active as a performer, arranger, producer and is a professor of jazz piano at International Music Educators of Paris College of Music. They have collectively made eight recordings that have received critical acclaim, international radio airplay and have been distributed in the U.S. as well as Japan and Europe.. 

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she can claim a well deserved corner of the jazz vocal map for herself”

— C. Michael Bailey-ALL ABOUT JAZZ

Leslie and Gerard perform at the Palace of the Republic, Minsk, Belarus

Leslie and Gerard perform at the Palace of the Republic, Minsk, Belarus

Live Dates

Date Event Location
Leslie Lewis Quartet Sunside Jazz Club, Paris 75001 Sunside Jazz Club, Paris 75001
Leslie Lewis Gerard Hagen Paris Duo Café Laurent, Paris 75006 Café Laurent, Paris 75006
Funky Ella Band - Les Lundis Du Jazz @ Cabaret Jazz Club Cabaret Jazz Club, Courbevoie, 92400 France Cabaret Jazz Club, Courbevoie, 92400 France
Leslie Lewis Gerard Hagen Paris Duo Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris 75006 Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris 75006
Leslie Lewis Gerard Hagen Paris Duo Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris 75006 Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris 75006
Leslie Lewis Gerard Hagen Paris Duo Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris 75006 Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris 75006
Leslie Lewis Gerard Hagen Paris Trio Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris 75006 Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris 75006
Leslie Lewis Gerard Hagen Paris Trio Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris 75006 Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris 75006
Leslie Lewis Gerard Hagen Paris Trio Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris 75006 Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris 75006
Leslie Lewis Quartet Cercle Suedois Rivoli Mercredi Jazz,, Paris, 75001 Cercle Suedois Rivoli Mercredi Jazz,, Paris, 75001
Gerard Hagen Solo Piano Café Laurent, Paris 75006 Café Laurent, Paris 75006
Leslie Lewis Gerard Hagen Paris Duo Café Laurent, Paris 75006 Café Laurent, Paris 75006
Leslie Lewis Gerard Hagen Paris Duo Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris 75006 Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris 75006
Leslie Lewis Gerard Hagen Paris Trio Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris 75006 Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris 75006
Leslie Lewis Gerard Hagen Paris Trio Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris 75006 Chez Papa Jazz Club, Paris 75006
Funky Ella Band au Les 2 Pianos Les 2 Pianos, Paris 75015 Les 2 Pianos, Paris 75015
 —  — "Funky Ella" band performs on a jazz cruise. The "Funky Ella" band 17 ème croisière Jazz n'mer. The "Funky Ella" band 17 ème croisière Jazz n'mer.
Funky Ella Munster Jazz Festival Munster Jazz Festival, Munster France 68140 Munster Jazz Festival, Munster France 68140