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"I thought you did an amazing job and made my job so much easier. All the vocal complexities you added just really elevated the song.
Really great work John. Bravo on Your work"
William Ross, Music Director, 2007 -2011 Academy Awards, Producer & Music director for Barbara Streisand, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, and world class film composer.
(John Lee's Producer and Arranger on Doc Goes Hollywod)
"What a pleasure if was to be able to work with you.
I've worked with a lot of people over the last 30 years,
and you are absolutely in the top rank.
Your creation of emotional melody
and harmony seems like wizardry.
I have no idea where it comes from, but it flows effortlessly from you, seemingly without thought.
thanks for the opportunity to sit next to you and be part of the process. With huge long term Gratitude
Dave Goelz, Gonzo & Zoot of the Muppets
The experience of having you on the tour - not only because of your amazing and most soulful musicianship (which blew all of us away) but because of your mellow disposition and
positive spiritual energy - was priceless to me.

Maria Muldaur, Blues/Roots/Jazz Vocalist
Grammy nomination 2011
"I've been hearing Doc Goes Hollywood all along, and I think it's tremendous. Can't wait to hear the finished deal. Your work on it is spectacular. Great work John, You’re a treasure”
Huey Lewis
“Is there anything that
John Lee Sanders can't do??

fabulous job you and the brilliant
musicians you assembled delivered at our show. There was not only a diversity of performers,  genres,  and music styles--you and your team were courteous and professional at all times,  and the accompaniment was perfect from top to bottom of the show!

Karen Sherry, ASCAP's senior VP/director of industry affairs and VP/executive director of the ASCAP Foundation.
Billboard Magazine's #26 most powerful Woman in the Music Industry, 2010
How delightful it was to share the stage with you and your magical musicality. I so look forward to working with you again"
USA Tour/ Paul Williams/Melisa Manchester
"Songs & Stories,2003-04"
Melissa Manchester, Grammy winning singer/Songwriter
“John Lee Sanders stands tall. He’s major. In his own words, he’s hitched a ride from Memphis, dealing with the ghosts of Highway 61 arriving in New Orleans in order to comfort us with the good news: that true music is truer than ever. His songs, full-bodied and blood-washed, are rooted in reality. He reminds us that blues are concerned with neither nostalgia nor self-pity. John Lee Sanders’ blues are about nothing less a renewal of strength, a resurrection of the humans spirit, a projection of hard-earned hope and a declaration of extravagant love.
David Ritz .. American author, biographies of soul music and R&B legends such as Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, and Marvin Gaye.
five stars Review By: rgdavidson
Mar 7, 2017
John has created a truly beautiful and moving song from my lyrics. His original melody and production skills are pure genius. It's been a real pleasure working with John on this project and I'm already looking forward to our next collaboration.
Full Demo production, keys, bass, vocal
"the deeper I went into the files you sent, the more impressed I was with the heart and soul of your work and talent. Thanks for bringing them to our song."
GRAMMY® as Song of the Year, and was ASCAP's Song of the Year. "Save the Best for Last" Vanessa Williams"
Phil Galdston, Songwriter,

Hey John Lee,
Fantastic!!!!!!! Love your take on this.!!

Steve Dorff, with 11 #1 Billboard Hits, One of biggest country and TV music composers asked me to demo a song recently!
“big congratulations on winning the trifecta BC blues awards. I can dig it as the record(s) are all great. Bucket Full of Blues is slammin. One of my musical heroes, a quadruple threat!!
Bonnie Raitt
JOHN LEE ...YOU'RE A BLESSING AND A GIFT ...YOU'VE ALWAYS GOT A ROOM IN MY HEART ...What a touching, powerful performance ...     Great work my friend.  You give straight from the center of your chest every time.   Many many thanks.
PAUL WILLIAMS, Oscar/Grammy/Emmy/Golden Globe Winning Singer Actor Songwriter
John, you are a true talent in every permutation of the word, and it was so much fun playing with you - I hope we can do more! Lyle Workman, Guitarist with Sting, and Film Composer, of "Get Him To the Greek", Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, 40 Year old Virgin, and guitarist on
Lyle Workman, Film Composer, Guitarist with Sting
John Lee Sanders has an amazing ability to read the soul of a lyric and express it musically in a way that is sure to captivate the hearts and minds of his listeners. It's been a pleasure and an honor to work with John. I look forward to collaborating with him again and would highly recommend his services to anyone searching for great talent to carry their song to the next level.
Review By: rgdavidson Oct 28, 2016, Airgigs
He is comparable with Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and Ivan Neville. The standing room crowd followed John Lee unconditionally, deep into the humid swampy back streets of the Crescent City, the world of Mardi Gras, on his journey through the dive bars of Tremé, Uptown, Downtown, Mardi Gras Indians, a soulful mix of Cajun, zydeco, Gospel, funk, blues and swinging Old Time Jazz – improvisational, and tight at the same time. John Lee Sanders is a highly creative artist, a great musician and above all, an outstanding composer. a concert that will go down in the annals. Ingolstadt Blues Festival.
Ingolstadt Germany, Donal Kurrier

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5 Reviews

  • Lauren R. Jan 20, 2016
    We hired John to play for our annual Christmas party, he did an amazing job playing Christmas Classics and gave us the ambiance we wanted for our guests! We will be contacting him to be part of future events!
  • Crystal Joy A. Jan 19, 2016
    John Lee Sanders did an outstanding job at our Frank Brown songwriters Blue Monday show. Beautiful vocals and lyrics backed by full harmonies and sure rhythms on his keyboard made for a great show for Jazz Pensacola. Crystal Joy Music Director Pensacola Jazz Fest
  • Mollie S. Jan 19, 2016
    John Lee Sanders is a multi-talented artist and amazing collaborator. We worked together to write songs for a wedding cd for my husband. He & his band performed at our wedding and reception, singing the original songs as well as a plethora of songs from many eras & genres. Thrilled to recommend him to all audiences. Cheers!
  • Diana R. Jan 18, 2016
    John Lee Sanders is so incredibly talented playing piano/keyboard/sax and his amazing voice mesmerizes the crowds of all ages. I've never heard or seen anyone more entertaining!! His ability to wow his audience with so many different styles of music is unforgettable!! Absolutely one of the greatest entertainers I have had the honor and privilege to employee! ???
  • Antonia V. Jan 18, 2016
    John Lee Sanders is one of the greatest musician's that I have ever worked with. He is multi-talented - he sings, writes, plays keys, flute, sax and arranges music and much more! I don't know many people who are this talented. His harmonizing is also incredible! He is a real pro! You will always get an incredibly entertaining show when you hire him. You will not be disappointed, but blown away for sure! John Lee and I have written great songs together and he is also a genius music producer. His music is absolutely beautiful and very moving - the best of the best!