Miss Sophie Lee
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Miss Sophie Lee moved to New Orleans in 2001 in search of its rich musical and culinary culture. She quickly found Frenchmen Street and the New Orleans Jazz Vipers who along with Bart Ramsey, collaborated with her on her first New Orleans self-titled CD in 2006. In the Summer and Fall of 2009, Sophie, Bart and members of the Jazz Vipers (now called "The New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings") collaborated again for another Miss Sophie Lee CD, "Tallulah Moon." This time around they are joined by a stellar group of New Orleans musicians including "Washboard" Chaz Leary, St. Louis Slim, Andy J. Forest, Bruce Brackman, Charlie Fardella, Robert Snow, John Rodli, Matt Rhody, Matt Johnson, Matt Bell, Tommy Sciple and Glen David Andrews. "Tallulah Moon," named for Miss Sophie Lee's grandmother's home town in Louisiana and Miss Sophie's mother, Moon Ja, features nine standards and one original tune, the title track, "Tallulah Moon" written by Miss Sophie Lee. In August 2010 Miss Sophie Lee opened Three Muses, a popular restaurant / jazz club on Frenchmen St. New Orleans. In February 2013, Miss Sophie Lee released her 3rd Album titled, "Love Street Lullaby" with her long-time collaborators, Bart Ramsey on Piano; Matt Johnson-Guitar; Tommy Sciple-Bass and Dave Boswell- Trumpet. It features 3 Original Tracks and 8 Jazz and Pop Standards.