Critically Acclaimed Lower East Side Interdisciplinary Artist/Musician/Community Leader




Legere is a CONTEMPORARY INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTIST working across art forms in the realm of IDEAS. She makes BIG ART, RIDEABLE SCULPTURES, WEARABLE COMPUTER ART and DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA SPECTACLES. Legere is an important American artist whose works are held in major museums and galleries.


New Multimedia Transdisciplinary Album coming SOON!


This song was sung by Susan B. Anthony and a Chorus of young women at the First Women's Congress. It is a "Suffrage Song." "GLORY" reminds us it is an honor and a pleasure to #VOTE! Complete lyrics and the story behind the song at Bandcamp.

Learn it! Sing it! Teach it to your daughters!




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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.

Legere was trained as a musican from age 3 in the Cajun/Native American Legere family tradition. She is a chart topping recording artist and powerhourse vocalist, ~a master Louisiana-style Piano player, ~an award-winning Cajun accordion player, ~a folk-blues guitar stylist, ~award-winning songwriter, a feminist art pioneer, and a community leader.





All proceeds from Legere's art & music sales are 100% tax deductible and support Legere's programs for low-income, at-risk children! at


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

Legere studied jazz with John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet, graduated from Vassar College where she studied Performance Art and the Philosophy of Art.

Legere studied music compostition with Morton Subotnick at the NYU Graduate School of Music Composition, and jazz arranging with Ira Newborn and Rick 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."

This highly regarded "master songwriter and storyteller" is writing, painting and composing during our COVID 19 crisis. She has been teaching children from low-income communities ONLINE. To support her art, music and educational initiatives please consider becoming a PATREON patron.

All proceeds from Legere's art and music go to the Foundation for New American Art. Legere gifts 100% of her income and grant stipends to her charity. Can you give a dollar to nurture the visionary artists of tomorrow? innocent



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, 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:

  • “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)

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

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Phoebe Legere's ride-able Eagle vehicle, now the Mascot of the Foundation for New American Art

Legere directs, edits and produces all of her videos.

Her legendary video Marilyn Monroe from 1990 and Heart of Love from 2020 can be viewed at If you support independant American art please click "Subscribe."

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