Berklee Summer in the CityLee Dynes and Amanda Addleman
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Up and coming jazz guitarist Lee Dynes combines musical forces with San Francisco jazz vocalist and pianist Amanda Addleman to create a performance that is a striking blend of lovely melodies and virtuosic improvisation. This talented duo will be drawing on the standards of the Great American Songbook as well as a selection of pop and original music. Both Dynes and Addleman are graduates of the prestigious Berklee College of Music and whenever they come together, the audience is promised an evening of music that is fresh, passionate, and beautiful.
Ohio native Lee Dynes has continued to achieve major musical milestones since moving to Boston to study guitar performance and composition on a full scholarship from Berklee College of Music. He quickly became noted for his unique and passionate guitar style and had opportunities to perform at premier jazz venues across the country with great reviews, "Dynes guitar work roars across traditional jazz guidelines. You can hear the Metallica he listened to during his boyhood in the way he makes his hollowbody electric sound like an entire band." (Isthmus Daily, Madison WI, 2011). Recently, Dynes signed with Jazz Revelation Records to record his original tune for the compilation CD, Octave, presenting the finest jazz composers at Berklee.
Amanda Addleman's interest in voice and piano started at a very young age and now she is an established artist in the San Francisco area. She received her bachelor's degree in vocal performance from Berklee College of Music after four years of total immersion in jazz and vocal practice. Upon completion of her degree, she began working in the Bay Area as a singer, pianist, arranger, composer, and educator. Amanda continues to expand her increasingly impressive list of venues including a long residency at the historic Palace Hotel. In addition to her live performances, Addleman is currently working on her first studio record, Aglow, scheduled for release this year.