about

"I play music. I write music. I listen, I watch, I talk, I breathe music."

Tessa Lee is a Devonport-based jazz singer and multi-instrumentalist who has developed a rare melodic style and freedom in her songwriting.

Soaked in folk and blues influences, Tessa's music is rich and luscious. Her debut album, "Warm Orange Glow," is a striking example of solid writing, great musicianship and emotional depth. Although it's been a long time between drinks, album number two is finally in the works. Watch this space.

From early classical flute training, to tertiary studies in jazz and an adolescence spent listening to the likes of Paul Simon, Ricki Lee Jones and The Beatles, Tessa's life in music is multi-faceted and broad.

Whilst juggling a young family, Tessa performs regularly as part of the well-loved duo "Lee and Lizotte." She co-directs the sprawling 9 piece reggae outfit, "The Midnight Messengers." Tessa has also served the City of Devonport Brass Band as Musical Director for several years.

Education

VCE  - 2001

Bachelor of Jazz Performance (Flute) - WAAPA - 2004

Bachelor of Teaching - UTas - 2009

photo: Ian Howard

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photos: Kelly Slater

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