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. ”


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.”


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 ”



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