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     Lee, Amy

    She is a saxophonist and songwriter born in North Adams, Massachusetts, who starting to play when she was just 10 years old.  She was in various school bands and took part in regional and state competitions and followed that by embarking on her professional career when she was 16 years old.  She would also take her further education in music with a scholarship from the University of Miami and after graduation she settles in Atlanta.  She began performing with the group Diversity after having met Charles Neville and through him in 1991 she became a member of the Coral Reefer Band who accompany Jimmy Buffett and stayed with them for 1415 years until 2006.  Over the years she has performed as a studio musician and writer with many acclaimed artists and groups such as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Clint Black, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Glenn Frey, Billy Joel, Ben E. King, Joni Mitchell, Charles Neville, The Richard Smallwood Singers, Ringo Starr, James Taylor, The Temptations. She also played at the Presidential Inaugural Ball of Bill Clinton and has worked on many commercials for radio and television.  In the late 1990s she branched out on her own as a solo artist and released her album Inside the Outside in 1999 with many of her own songs.  This was followed by her second release, Use Me, in 2004.  She has featured on several albums during her career including Portrait by The Richard Smallwood Singers, Nothing Can be Better by Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilaires and Jimmy Buffett's Beach House on the Moon, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, Don't Stop the Carnival, Christmas Island and Barometer Soup.  She co-wrote with Jimmy Buffett and others the title track "Fruitcakes" and "Delaney Talks to Statues" of his Fruitcakes album and "Bob Robert's Society Band" for Banana Wind. She has been the President and owner of Publick Ptomaine Music since 1984.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.amyleesax.com/
    2. http://www.myspace.com/amyleesax
    3. http://www.buffettnews.com/bandmember180.html
    4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Lee_%28saxophonist%29
    5. http://www.linkedin.com/in/amyleesax
    6. http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Amy%20Lee:1927078894

     

    Here she is performing "Use Me"....

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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