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Jacques Lesure


Just when you thought you knew everything about recording artist Jacques Lesure, he offers up yet another dimension of his existence which transcends any artistic limitations the world may have tried to relegate him to. Currently a resident of Los Angeles, California Jacques Lesure is a Detroit, Michigan native. His classic style along with his innovative, yet sincere approach to the music, are an integral part of the signature Jacques Lesure sound. Guitarist, Educator and Actor Jacques Lesure is an enigma. His sound is steeped in the rich tradition of his mentors like George Benson, Kenny Burrell and a host of others, but more than that, he’s also a visionary.


Article: Interview

Greg Paul: We Can Share These Commonalities

Read "Greg Paul: We Can Share These Commonalities" reviewed by Barbara Ina Frenz

Drummer, composer, and band leader Greg Paul--born in 1987 and raised in Buffalo, NY--remembers his home town as a place of lived community, especially among musicians. That spirit never left him. On the contrary: he took it to the metropolis of Los Angeles where he relocated in 2011 and still lives today as an internationally acknowledged ...


L.A. Source Codes

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Forasteira; Above The Clouds; Be My Love; So in Love; Two for the Road; rains_of_change; La Cumbia de MacArthur Park; No. 1 Green Street; I Believe in You; It Ain't Necessarily So; You Stepped Out of A Dream


Article: In Pictures

Hot Fun In The Summertime: The Leimert Park Jazz Festival Celebrates The Culture Of Black Los Angeles

Read "Hot Fun In The Summertime: The Leimert Park Jazz Festival Celebrates The Culture Of Black Los Angeles" reviewed by Chuck Koton

When Diane Robertson moved into LA's Leimert Park neighborhood (the cultural center of Black Los Angeles), she knew she wanted to do something to celebrate the community and bring the people together. So, in 2015, she organized the first Sutro Avenue Summer Soiree. But after a great deal of thought and hard work, in 2020 Robertson, ...


Article: Album Review

Will Lyle: L.A. Source Codes

Read "L.A. Source Codes" reviewed by Kyle Simpler

For computer programmers, a source code is a piece of computer language, which they are able to read and transfer and put to use in a practical way. With his debut album, L.A. Source Codes, bassist Will Lyle makes a connection between this concept and jazz. As with computer programming, jazz has its own language, and ...


Song of the Day


Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Duration: 05:41


For the Love of You

Label: WJ3 Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: The Lamp Is Low; For the Love of You; Holy Land; I Want You; Put on a Happy Face; That’s Mr. Burrell, Thank You; That’s the Way of the World.


Article: Album Review

Jacques Lesure: For the Love of You

Read "For the Love of You" reviewed by Jack Bowers

For one to whom almost every well-strummed guitar sounds basically the same, an honest appraisal of any guitar-led group must begin with other earmarks such as group interplay, individual dexterity, choice of material and over-all level of musicianship. Happily, guitarist Jacques Lesure's latest recording, For the Love of You, scores high in every respect, making the ...



Label: WJ3 Records
Released: 2015


News: Event

Hot Guitarist Jacques Lesure Cools Outdoor Los Angeles Audience

Hot Guitarist Jacques Lesure Cools Outdoor Los Angeles Audience

Recently with the temperatures topping 90-100 degrees, most Angelenos were seeking some relief from the heat. That came in the form of Jazz Guitarist,Jacques Lesure and his Quartet. The former Detroit native, now L.A. based musician, cooled off the audience with a great play list of originals and standards including a very soothing ,but swinging title ...


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