• "JOHN LEE SANDERS IS ONE OF OUR UNHERALDED HEROES. HE SINGS LIKE A WOUNDED ANGEL; HE WRITES LIKES A HOLY DEVIL; HE MOVES FROM GENRE TO GENRE WITH EFFORTLESS GRACE; HIS MUSIC LIFTS OURS HEARTS AND EXCITES OUR SOULS. HIS ARTISTRY IS A BLESSING.,
    John Lee Sanders’ blues are …. a resurrection of the human spirit, a projection of hard-earned hope and a declaration of extravagant love

    —DAVID RITZ, music biographer of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, BB King, Willie Nelson, and co-writer of "Sexual healing"
  • Emmy Nominated Composer •
    Blues Jazz Gospel Performer
    Saxophone Piano Vocalist
    Award Winning Producer
    2004 Blues Award Nominee Song of the Year
    German Music Critics Award 2015 Blues Album of the Year

  • Jazzeit Magazine, of Vienna Austria wrote recently
    “This is exactly what it sounds like
    when Blues is allowed to be fun
    . A listening joy from the first number to the last.
    John Lee Sanders is not only a first rate singer/songwriter
    , but also a pianist and saxophonist and overall,
    it seems, a specialist for all that is sophisticated musicianship
    and entertainment. Experience

  • With blues at the core, he has evolved a complex musical gumbo, with the flavors of Americana, Rock, Gospel, Pop, Jazz, R&B, Soul, Country, classical, with a deep love of the traditions, and culture of New Orleans.

    He is a 2004 Blues Award Nominee for Song of the Year
    2007 Emmy Nomination for Song of the Year Composer
    2012 Nominee Canadian Blues Keyboard Player of the Year
    2014 German Music Critics Blues Album of the Year
    Performing Credits with Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Bill Withers
    Randy Newman, Jimmy Page, Chuck Berry Bonnie Raitt and more

  • John Lee Sanders soloist Featured performer,
    on Sax Piano, Vocals,
    on Tour with the National Jazz Orchestra of Croatia.
    He arranged some of his best known blues compositions
    for a 22 member Big Band,
    on a 5 city concert tour with this A List Band,
    with the top Jazz performers of Europe.




  • Live in Madrid, Christmas Gospel Concert December 2020

John Lee Sanders comes from the deep roots of jazz, blues and roots music through his early years in the Mississippi Delta, Alabama, the Bayous of Louisiana, and The plains of Texas. John Lee has a universal gift to reach audiences from a broad and diverse musical spectrum. With blues at the core, he has evolved a complex musical gumbo, with the flavors of Americana, Rock, Gospel, Pop, Jazz, R&B, Soul, Country, classical, with a deep love of the traditions, and culture of New Orleans.

He is a 2004 Blues Award Nominee for
Song of the Year
2007 Emmy Nomination for
Song of the Year Composer
2012 Nominee Canadian
Blues Keyboard Player of the Year
2014 German Music Critics
Blues Album of the Year

Performing Credits with Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Bill Withers Randy Newman, Jimmy Page, Chuck Berry Donald Fagen, Tower of Power, Freddie King, Dr. John and many more
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