JAZZ TIMES MAGAZINE: "Leslie Lewis is all a good jazz singer should be. Her beautiful tone and classy phrasing evoke the sound of the classic jazz singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Leslie Lewis' vocals are complimented perfectly by her husband, Gerard Hagen."
ALL ABOUT JAZZ: "she can claim a well deserved corner of the jazz vocal map for herself."
JAZZ TIMES 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."
CADENCE MAGAZINE: "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.."
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.