Appearances have included

Telluride Jazz Festival Fat Tuesday
(N.Y, N.Y)
Oregon Symphony Orchestra World Expo 88'
Aspen Festival
of Music
Jazz Port Townsend Portland Zoo Jazz Denver Symphonic Orchestra
Cathedral Park Jazz Fest Du Maurier Festival
Keystone Korner
(San Francisco)
(La Jolla, CA.)
(Portland, OR.)
The Excelsior Hotel (Tulsa, OK.) The Roxy Theatre (L.A.)
The Gables
(Flagstaff, AZ.)
Jazz City
(Alberta, CAN)
Satin Doll
(Tokyo, Japan)
Le Soliel Levant
(Montreal, Quebec)
Tokyo Jazz Festival Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Jazz Alley (Seattle,WA.) Mt. Hood
Festival of Jazz


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or click here to find out where Jof is currently performing


One of the profound influences in my life when I was growing up in Colorado Springs was artist Herman Raymond. "Ray", as my brother Dayven and I called him, gave us a unique perspective about the trials and tribulations of an artistic life. Music, Literature, Religion, Philosophy, Politics, Sex, or any other subject, were all freely discussed in our home. There were many times when we, along with our late mother Shirley, burned the midnight oil: conversing, sometimes debating, but more importantly learning.

Listen to a brief excerpt from "An Elegy for Shirley" a piece I composed shortly after her passing.

Always present in the background of our comfortable little Bohemian pad were the sonorous strains of Coltrane, Miles, Ella or sometimes the works of Ravel, Bartok or Stravinsky. To be certain, an unusual but very "cool" childhood filled with a lot of excitement and challenging steps. I have had many conversations with my beautiful wife Gabi about my appreciation of the importance of those sturdy foundations. As a tribute to some of those memorable times, I offer up a few examples of literally thousands of pieces of art Herman Raymond gave to the world over his long life.

Explore the painting below to visit a slideshow gallery of his work.

A list of some of the fine musicians I've had the pleasure of working and recording with include:

Leroy Vinnegar
Teddy Edwards
Max Roach
Lew Tabakin
Red Holloway
Ron Steen
Ed Bennett
Richie Cole
Stan Getz
Bobby Shew
Bud Shank
Pete Christlieb
Akbar DePriest
Jay Collins
Dan Faehnle
Thara Memory
Eddie Harris
Hadley Caliman
Ben Wolfe
Charlie Rouse
Marianne Mayfield
Andre St. James
Mel Brown
Rob Scheps

Click on young Jof Lee below to view photographs of these musicians

The background music on this page:
"Record de Platja"
was composed by Federico Mompou and performed by Jof Lee