Take Five With Quinn Lemley
How you use the internet to help your career? I use my website, http://www.quinnlemley.com, as a tool to view my video clips, listen to music and direct fans and bookers to my site.
My manager Paul Horton at Century Artists has an amazing site at http://www.centuryartists.com.
We also use links to YouTube, iTunes and a lot of our online promotions are through an enflyer company.
CDs you are listening to now: Robbie Williams, Live at Royal Albert Hall; Diana Krall, The Look Of Love; Pink Martini. Sympatique; Frank Sinatra, The Best Of Frank Sinatra.
Desert Island picks: Robbie Williams, Live at Royal Albert Hall; Diana Krall, The Look Of Love; Pink Martini. Sympatique; Frank Sinatra, The Best Of Frank Sinatra.
How would you describe the state of jazz today? Eclectic and global. Great for bridging cultures together.
What are some of the essential requirements to keep jazz alive and growing? To use the musical influences that you experience by incorporating them in your work
What is in the near future? I'm launching a huge tour around the US kicking off at B.B. King's on February 22, 2007 with the Tedd Firth big band. It's The Heat is On, a tribute to Rita Hayworth using the great standards of that era. We then travel to Performing Arts Centers around the US.
By Day: I lecture on the creative process and work on my shows.