Friday, October 18, 2013

Our own Lee Barrie is performing at Chicago French Market tomorrow.

Lee Alec Barrie
Stop by Chicago French Market tomorrow (Saturday, October 19) for its Lunch Hour Music (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and see Kurman Communications' Lee Alec Barrie in action. In addition to Lee's terrific brand-building, writing and management skills, he's an awesome contemporary jazz guitarist whose style has been compared to Larry Carlton, Chuck Loeb and other popular contemporary jazz guitarists. 

Lee was professional guitarist by age 14, starting out with a teenage rock band, playing Beatles, Beach Boys and Chuck Berry tunes plus some classic R&B.

These early musical relationships lasted well into his twenties and he had the privilege of recording with Lipps Inc., a Minneapolis-based band best known most for its number one hit “Funkytown” in the late 70’s. Lee’s evolution as a guitarist was accelerated when he began to experiment with a Roland guitar synthesizer, which allows his electric guitar to take on the sound of a wide range of instruments. He now has the opportunity to solo as a saxophonist, flutist, organist, violinist and many others, all while playing on the guitar. He chooses the instrument based on the style and mood of the song.

Lee's idea for a “virtual band project”—whereby he plays solo over his pre-recorded jazz backing tracks—evolved naturally. Having taken a break from professional performances for a number of years, he became a self-taught jazz pianist, which gave him the technical and musical skills to arrange and record his own instrumental backing tracks at his home recording studio.

We hope to see you there!
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