Critically Acclaimed Lower East Side Interdisciplinary /Musician/Artist/Author/Educator


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Phoebe Legere is an internationally acclaimed BLUES pianist, BLUES singer and BLUES guitarist.

Legere is the conductor, music director of the Let Every Child Sing Chorus.

Her album Heart of Love was #18 on the American ROOTS Chart in 2017.

"Her Voice goes from a blues wail to a sob, soaring to a crystal clear clarion cry in a heartbeat...Her band is excellent."-New York Post

Phoebe Legere and her team of volunteer musician/artist educators at the FOUNDATION FOR NEW AMERICAN ART are the guiding lights behind free Afterschool Music and Art Programs for children of low-income communities. 

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Phoebe Legere is known for her legendary social justice performance art and children's educational charity. Her community artworks examine society's duty to women, children, minorities and low-income communities.

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Legere was trained as a musician from age 3 in the Cajun/Native American Legere family tradition.

She was trained to paint in oils from age 5 by her father and mother, who were both professional painters. Read more about Legere's creative genius parents at

"Artists have a moral duty to educate, nurture and strengthen. - Phoebe Legere"

All proceeds of Legere's Art & and Music fund our FREE art & music programs for children who have no art & music in their schools!

"Her talent will take your breath away.She is an American original." - Studs Terkel, NPR 

Ms. Legere, a poet and playwright, was a protege of Hunter Thompson and Terry Southern.

She was a close friend of Allen Ginsburg, Jim Carroll and John Ashbery.

Her "sung poetry" was published this season in the Abenaki Journal "Voices of the Dawnland."

Lower East Side Interdisciplinary Artist, Performance Artist, Writer and Musician  Phoebe Legere studied jazz with John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet, and graduated from Vassar College where she studied Performance Art, Music and the Philosophy of Art.

Legere is a Master Musician. She studied music composition with Morton Subotnick, and jazz arranging with Ira Newborn and Rich Shemaria.

"My most important music education came from improvising at the Jam Sessions and Loft Jazz Sessions of Harlem and the Lower East Side of New York."


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, such as her all-girl experimental punk band Monad, the riot grrl band 4 Nurses of the Apocalypse, and the 9-piece jazz band Swingalicious.

Legere is an internationally recognized East Village icon, musician, playwright and artist.

Composer - New York, NY


Press Reviews

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:

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  • “The female Beethoven” (Paper Magazine)
  • “Sounds like Edith Piaf” (Proctor Lippincott, New York Times)
  • “Echoes of Yma Sumac and Maria Callas” (Stephen Holden, New York Times)
  • “The female Frank Zappa” (Billboard)
  • “Reminds me of Dorothy Donegan” (John Wilson, NY Times)
  • “As witty as Dorothy Parker” (Ruddy Cheeks, The Phoenix)
  • “Plays like Jerry Lee Lewis” (Proctor Lippincott, NY Times)
  • “The female Bobby Short” (LIz Smith, NY Daily News)
  • “Mick Jagger with an accordion” (Washington Post)
  • "Phoebe Legere is an important American playwright." -Village Preservation Society

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

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Legere directs, edits and produces all of her videos.

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