PHOEBE LEGERE

Phoebe Legere is family-friendly and fun. Her songs blend Cajun, blues, country, folk, jazz, and Native American music.

~Phoebe Legere is a rollicking blues piano player,

~an award-winning Cajun accordion player,

~a folk-blues guitar stylist,

~a powerhouse vocalist,

~an award-winning songwriter

~a playwright

~a painter whose works are in major museums and collections

~Phoebe Legere has been called "The World's Greatest Entertainer." 

~Phoebe Legere is a standard bearer of the Acadian/Abenaki Renaissance.

 ~Legere has appeared on National Public Radio, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC, NBC and PBS.

 ~"Her talent will take your breath away." - NPR 

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As a teenager Legere was signed to Epic Records as a songwriter. She opened for David Bowie on his National Tour in 1991. She led highly influential downtown bands, from her all-girl experimental punk band Monad; to her riot grrl band 4 Nurses of the Apocalypse; to her elegant nine-piece jazz band Swingalicious. After the spectacular college radio success of “Marilyn Monroe” (Island Records), and her appearance in numerous underground films, Legere experienced brutal sexual harassment from music executives. They demanded sex in return for success, stardom and promotion. "They made me feel that my only value was my looks and my willingness to be exploited sexually." Legere turned her attention to composing classical music.

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Composer - New York, NY

Ms. Legere studied jazz with John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Phoebe graduated from Vassar College, studied composition at the Juilliard School, studied piano at the New England Conservatory, and film scoring, orchestration and jazz arranging at the NYU Graduate School of Music Composition. She studied composition with John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet, Morton Subotnick, Wayne Oquin and Dinu Gezzo. She also studied jazz arranging with Ira Newborn and Rick Shemaria.

This highly regarded “musicians musician” has said that the death of the record business is a much needed correction. “Right now musicians have a golden opportunity. For the first time we can shape our own careers. Musicians are no longer the slaves of music corporations. We are free to invent the music we hear in our hearts today, and invent new ways to deliver it to the listeners of tomorrow."

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The New York Times raved: “Legere plays the piano with enormous authority in a style that encompasses Chopin, blues, ragtime, bebop and beyond, and she brings to her vocal delivery a four octave range, and an extraordinary palette of tonal color and meticulous phrasing.”

This “multi-keyboard, vocal wizard” (CBS) has been compared to “Beethoven” (Paper Magazine) “Edith Piaf” (Proctor Lippincott, New York Times), Yma Sumac and Maria Callas (Stephen Holdne, New York Times)ldquo;Frank Zappa” (Billboard) “Dorothy Donegan” (John Wilson,NY Times) “Dorothy Parker” (Ruddy Cheeks, The Phoenix) “Jerry Lee Lewis” (Proctor.Lippincott, NY Times) and “Bobby Short” (LIz Smith, NY Daily News). Washington Post called Phoebe Legere “Mick Jagger with an accordion.” and Timeout called her “the Sexiest Accordionist on the Planet.”

Songwriter - New York, NY
"Perfections name is Phoebe." -NY Post


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