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Landmark Center Annual Gala, November 2017
“The World in WWI” Concert/Lecture Series, Roseville Library, February 2015
“Boozy Ballads and Temperance Tunes”, Maplewood Library Concert series, November 2014
Jazz at St. Barney’s Jazz Concert Series – January 2014
“The Stage Door Canteen: Sounds of WW II”, Maplewood Library Concert series, 2013
Bloomington Center for the Arts, with Butch Thompson’s St. Paul Trio – September 2013
“Jazz In June”, MN History Center, with Butch Thompson’s St. Paul Trio – August 2013
“A Hot Christmas”, Bloomington Center for the Arts, Producer, vocals – December 2012
“Adieu Summer”, Como Lakeside Pavilion, featured vocalist, 2012
“9 Nights of Music”, Minnesota History Center, vocalist with the Moonlight Serenaders Big Band, 2012
Hopkins Center for the Arts, Concert with national clarinetist Evan Christopher. Producer, vocals, May 2012
“Swing Set”, Songs of the swing era, Bloomington Center for the Arts, Producer, vocals - 2011
Metropolitan Room - New York, 2012
“Chanteuse Diaries”, Burnsville Performing Arts Center Black Box Theater, co-star with Maud Hixson, 2010
“Jazz American Style”, Old Log Theater, 2010; Producer, vocals
“Jazz American Style”, Hopkins Center for the Arts, 2010; Producer, vocals
“A Tribute to Birdland: Celebrating 60 Years”, Twin Cities Jazz Society “Jazz From J to Z Concert”, wrote & produced this show, Bloomington Center for the Arts, 2010
Woman’s Club of Minneapolis, 2009
Battle of the Big Bands, KBEM Radio- Jazz 88, 10th Anniversary of Big Band Scene, Appeared with the bend in the river big band, 2009
Burnsville Performing Arts Center, Pre/Post Concert Entertainment for Melissa Manchester Concert, 2009
Northrop Auditorium Summer Concert Series, 2008
“I Get A Kick Out of Cole”, Twin Cities Jazz Society “Jazz From J to Z Concert”, developed & produced this show, 2008 “Cole Underground”, Artists Quarter, 2008
Festivals, Showcases & Conferences
Twin Cities Jazz Festival, performer, 2000 - 2017
NEMAA Fall Fine Art Show Opening, 2013, 2014
Art A Whirl Opening night – California Building, 2013
Midtown Global Jazz festival, Performer, 2012
Midtown Global Jazz festival, Director, 2011
Twin Cities Jazz Society’s 30th Anniversary – Dakota Jazz Club, 2009
The Cabaret Conference at Yale, 2008
Grand Marais Jazz Festival, 2008
Weisman Art Museum, New Deal Exhibit Opening, 2008
Jazz Vocalist Showcase, Winter JazzFest – 2008
Jazz Vocalist Showcase, Twin Cities Hot Summer Jazz Festival - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Jazz Vocalists of Minnesota Showcases: 2006 – 2010; Artists Quarter, Dakota Jazz Club, Dakota County Steakhouse
Jazz on the Prairie Jazz Festival (with Just Friends Big Band) – 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (as a part of the Hot Summer Jazz Festival)
Radio & Television
Summer Music in the Parks, Wolf Lake, Park TV, SLP 2016
Swing Set, Bloomington Access, Channel 14, 2012
Tribute to Birdland Show – Bloomington Access, Channel 14, Aired January 2010
Arts in the Parks Live Concert Series, Bloomington Access, Aired Summer 2009
KARE 11 Saturday, 2009 – Live vocal performance
Baby Blue Arts - cable access/internet television special, 2008
Big Band Scene, Live - 2 concerts with the Just Friends Big Band, 2003, 2004, aired on 88.5 FM-KBEM
CD Radio Play: Penthouse Radio – NY, Modern Jazz Radio – NJ, KBEM FM – MN, WTJU – VA, WTJU – VA, RUM 97.5 –
   Portugal, KFAI, & more! 2009-11
Vocalist (Bands)
Lee Engele, solo Jazz Vocalist, Present
Moonlight Serenaders Big Band, 2009 - present
Somewhat Dixie Land Band, 2006 – 2009, vocalist
The Just Friends Big Band, 2000 – 2006, vocalist
Big Bands (Featured vocalist): Buddy Koopman Big Band (2006), Bend in the River Big Band (2009) ,
Minnesota Jazz Orchestra (2009)
Venues - Public and Private Events
American Swedish Institute, Artist’s Quarter, Barbette, Bayview Event Center, Calhoun Beach Club, CAMP, Campus Club, Centennial Lakes, Cinema Ballroom, Crave, Crowne Plazas, Dakota County Music Café, Dakota Jazz Club (5 appearances), Disney World, Domino Lounge – Chicago, Gale Mansion, Golden Valley Country Club, Hell’s Kitchen, Holiday Inn, Hotel Sofitel, HONEY, International Market Square, Jaxx Café, Jensen’s Supper Club, Loring Kitchen, Mattie’s on Main, Millennium Hotel, Mason Jar, Metropolitan Room - New York Minneapolis Club, Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota Zephyr, NEMAA Gallery events, Parma, Peachtree Plaza – Atlanta, Rossi’s, Red Stag, Saint Paul College Club, Saint Paul Hotel, Sawatdee, Tapestry Folkdance Center, Third Bird, Time Out New York Lounge-NY, Tryg’s, Veteran’s Hospital, Wabasha Street Caves, Windows on MN, Woman’s Club of Minneapolis
Music in the Parks:
Centennial Lakes, Chaska, Como Park Pavilion, Crystal, Downtown Lakeville “Wednesday’s on Main”, Eagan Rotary Park, Excelsior, George Green Park, Minnesota State Fair, Minnetonka Music in the Parks, Normandale Lake – Bloomington, Music Tuesday’s – Stillwater, Roseville Central Park, Southwest Station, Staring Lake, Augsburg Park Richfield, Wolfe Lake, and many many more.
Disc Jockey/Entertainment Manager
Wedding Disc Jockey: Worked for Universal Sounds, Special Sounds, The Scene. 1984 - 1990
Night Clubs: Winner’s Nightclub/Canterbury Inn; Holiday Inn Roseville, Bennigan’s, Ravel’s, Rusty Scupper, Waterworks, R-Berry’s. 1986-1993
Lee Engele Entertainment, Independent Disc Jockey, 1986- present. Weddings, galleries, special events, malls.
Voice Overs
Marketing Architects, Minneapolis
KBEM – Public Service Announcements
Dudley Riggs’ ETC. – Nice Faces of 1943, The Moon Shines Tonight, Nocturnal Admissions
Chimera Theatre – Twelfth Night, The Royal Hunt of The Sun
Children’s Theatre Company School, 2 years
Honors and Awards
Twin Cities Jazz Society, President, 2008 - Present
Featured in the spring 2007 publication of Wellness Works magazine, University Of Minnesota
Winner of the College of St. Catherine’s Leadership Award given by the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women, April 2003
Photography and Original Art Award, College of St. Catherine, Published 2002, 2004