Home » Musicians » Soren Lee

Soren Lee

Søren Lee - Guitarist & Composer

Born 20. jan. 1966 in Copenhagn, Denmark. Søren Lee (Born January 20, 1966 in Copenhagen) is a Danish Jazz guitarist and composer. He started playing guitar at age of 10, took guitar lessons for about two years with a private teacher and began his professional career at 15. He performed with his own band in smaller places around Copenhagen. At 16 he started playing with the funk band “Tonight” that Achieved big success around Denmark played around 4 gigs a week in two years. At 19 he started playing with the Jazz group Orbits with Uffe Markussen sax, Alex Riel (Drums) Ben Besiakow (piano) Marilyn Mazur (perc.) among others, and got his first review as a jazz guitarist with this band in the newspaper Politiken after playing in Jazz club Montmartre headline was “Great talent, Danish guitar hope”. (By Boris Rabinowich).

In summer 1988-90 Søren packed his bags and went for the big Apple New York to try it out and also to study music at New School for jazz and social research. In 1990 he records his first solo Album with the legendary bass player Ray Brown, “Søren Lee Quartet “ Ray Brown bass, Alvin Queen Drums, Niels Lan Doky/Thomas Clausen Piano. The band toured and played sold out concert nationwide, and attracted serious media attention, incl. front pages and national television documentary and full broadcast concerts.

Søren Lee performed in 1991 with Jim Hall quartet at Village Vanguard New York, and was also feat. with Jim hall quartet at Montmartre the same year.

Read more


”What a plesure to discover Søren Lee - A Tribute to the universal appeal of music - jazzmusic - Simply outstanding” [Jim Hall]

”The music reached it’s max, when Søren got down to business, all aesthetic considerations were ignored, and the music turned into flesh and blood…” [Politiken). Boris Rabinowitch]

“Brilliant guitar talent, Søren Lee is a formidable guitarist nothing less” [Jyllands Posten]

“The common thread is Søren Lees virtuoso and extremely sensitive tone” [JyskeVestkysten]

​Sit down and carefully listen to Lee who treats his instrument so sensitive, swinging, dangerous and ongoing, like a dream. [Peter Nørgaard Extra Bladet]

“Raw energy, ingenuity, vibrance and melodic consequence is what makes up Søren Lee” [Kjeld Frandsen - Berlingske]

“Søren Lee, master guitar player superior with a superior personal touch..” [Fyns Stiftstidende]

​Søren Lee is an incredibly exciting musician, with great ingenuity, virtuositt, continuity and energy [K.Frandsen]

​Fabulous virtuosity and dreamy ballads, world class! [Flemming Nordenhof]


Shop Amazon

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.