Take Five With Jacques Lesure
July 20, 2013
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Meet Jacques Lesure:
Jacques Lesure is a Detroit native who has graduated from Berklee College Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Since his days at Berklee, he has performed alongside
Oscar Brown Jr.
, and many others. He has collaborated and performed on a variety of stage plays, movie scores, and special projects for television. He continues to perform at clubs, benefits, various celebrations, and jazz festivals both locally and around the world.
Teachers and/or influences?
I knew I wanted to be a musician when...
When I saw
playing jazz on
Your sound and approach to music:
jazz guitar. I like to study, then play! I am always mindful of soulfulness. The audience will let you know where you are and what you need to work on.
Your teaching approach:
I guide the student with
and tough love. I look for the things they are doing well first and then work on their weaknesses.
Your dream band:
I would loved to have played with
What's your greatest fear when you perform?
Boring the audience with virtuosity.
What song would you like played at your funeral?
"Time After Time."
If I weren't a jazz musician, I would be a: