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Lee Pianist-Vocalist Resume

Lee has retired from entertaining other than to play piano and sing for wedding events and small private parties. 

An audio tape is available featuring Lee performing piano and vocals with musicians: Josh Breier (guitar), Devoe Burgin (violin and cabasa), Jim Fenley (electric and acoustic bass guitars), Bob Giesecke (clarinet, saxaphone, and vibes), Buddy Siscoe (trumpet and flugelhorn), and Tom Wells (drums). The audio features: As Time Goes By, St. James Infirmary, Brazil in Portuguese, La Vie en Rose in French, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, and Lily Marlene in German.

A video features a few of the songs on the audio.

Both recordings were made in the 1970s at Sunrise Studios in Houston, TX with David Goldstein as Engineer and Bill Martin as Production Assistant.

 

This resume is from her career as an entertainer.

PERFORMED AS AND WITH 

  • Solo Pianist-Vocalist
  • Lee Gabor Combo
  • Lee Gabor Big Band
  • Lee Gabor Palm Court orchestra
  • Lee Gabor Society orchestra
  • Lee Gabor Variety Band
  • Have Piano Bar Will Travel

 

    AVAILABLE FOR:

  •         Advertising Jingles

  •         After Dinner Music

  •         Anniversary Events

  •         Apartment & Condo Events 

  •         Association Events

  •         Banquets

  •         Bar & Bat Mitzvah

  •         Birthday Parties

  •         Brunches & Buffets

  •         Business Grand Openings

  •         Cablevision Shows

  •         Charity Balls

  •         Church Socials

  •         Cocktail Parties

  •         College Reunions

  •         Company Milestone Events

  •         Company Picnics

  •         Consulate and International Events

  •         Convention Hospitality Suites

  •         Corporate Events

  •         Country Clubs

  •         Dances

  •         Dinner Dances

  •         Dinner Parties

  •         Fashion Shows

  •         Fine and Gourmet Dining

  •         Holiday Parties

  •         Hotel Lobby, Lounge, Restaurant

  •         Movies, TV, Documentaries, Radio

  •         Memorial Services

  •         Nightclubs

  •         Private Parties

  •         Restaurants

  •         Retail Store Events

  •         Retirement Village Events

  •         Shopping Centers

  •         Teas and Tea Dances

  •         Trade Shows

  •         Wedding Events

 

BACKGROUND FOR PRIVATE PARTIES, PIANO LOUNGE AND GOURMET & FINE DINING

Lee is one of the few pianists who can truly perform a "background" sound, which is a warm and gentle, touch, soft enough to allow guests to easily enjoy their conversations  

PIANO BAR

Lee is an award winning piano bar performer and is available' to entertain at your piano bar or to bring her portable unit, a specially designed tribute to famous pianists. At the end of page, see names listed on the keys of the portable piano bar.

 

DUO PIANOS BY "LEE WITH FRIENDS" .

In the style of Ferrrante & Teicher, Lee performs favorite dramatic piano pieces such as “Exodus," "Love Story," "Memory" from "Cats," "Phantom of the Opera," medley and more, accompanied on each performance by one of the best pianists in the Metroplex. Duo Pianos is available only with the Big Band or Society Orchestra.

 

LEE'S DOWN MEMORY LANE - NOSTALGIA MUSIC

Each show offers 1 hour of piano, vocal, and historic info of a specific 'era', or eras can be Mixed. Lee can perform alone for small groups and add instrumentalists for larger audiences.

  • Colonial America 1609-1825   

  • Civil War 1861-1865       

  • Western Saloon Music      

  • Gay Nineties  1890-1899  

  • Down By The Old Mill Stream  1900-1909    

  • Over There 1910-1919       

  • Gin & Sin .1920-1929

  • Jus' Bummin’ Around'1930-1939    

  • Bombers & Babes 1940-1949     

  • See Ya Later Alligator' 1950-1959      

  • Patriotic USA (from all eras)

WEDDING SPECIALIST   

Lee has performed for over a thousand weddings of all sizes. She is available solo or with her groups for all types of events, including Engagement Parties, Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Ceremonies, Receptions, and any other type of celebration event. Request Lee's "Love & Romance" Repertoire. Lee also can perform her compositions: "Wedding Prayer" and "Wedding Passage" (ceremony music for Step-Families)

 

REPERTOIRE

Lee has developed one of the most extensive repertoires of any performer. She can select from almost 1700 songs in a wide variety of venues. Songs being performed are chosen for their appropriateness and Lee is very sensitive to offering the correct style and message for the occasion and ambiance. Venues include:

  • Ballads

  • Big Band

  • Blues

  • Boogie Woogie

  • Broadway

  • Cabaret

  • Campfire

  • Celebration

  • Children's Favorites

  • Christmas and Other Holidays

  • Classical

  • College Songs

  • Country Western

  • Dixieland

  • Easy Listening

  • Dramatic Duo

  • Folk

  • Gospel & Sacred

  • Hollywood Favorites from Movies, TV, Radio

  • Hooky-Tonk

  • Humor & Parody

  • Inspirational

  • International

  • Instrumentals

  • Jazz

  • Love & Romance

  • Marches

  • Original

  • Patriotic

  • Pop

  • Ragtime

  • Rock

  • R&B

  • Sea Chanties

  • Sing-alongs

  • Society Sounds

  • Standards

  • Waltzes

 

INTERNATIONAL VOCALS

Lee's performances in major hotels serving guests from around the globe motivated her to expand the repertoire to include a variety of international songs and to perform these tunes in the native language. Lee currently sings these  languages:

  • Africa-1

  • Arabic-1

  • Argentina-3 Spanish and 2 English

  • Austria-1 German

  • Belgium-1 French

  • Brazil–7 Portuguese and 3 English

  • Canada– 2 English

  • China-2 Chinese and 1 English

  • Cuba-1 English

  • Czechoslovakia-1 Czech

  • Denmark-2 Danish and 1 English

  • England-5 English

  • Equador-1 Spanish

  • France-36 French and 10 English

  • Germany-15 German and 6 English

  • Greece-1 Greek

  • Haiti-1 Spanish

  • Hawaii-5 Hawaiian

  • Hungary-1 Hungarian

  • India-1 English

  • Israel-4 Yiddish

  • Italy-15 Italian and 1 English

  • Japan-1 Japanese

  • Jamaica-3 English

  • Mexico-45 Spanish and 4 English

  • Netherlands-1 Dutch

  • Norway-1 Norwegian

  • Poland-2 Polish and 3 English

  • Portugal-1 Portuguese and 3 English

  • Russia-4 Russian and 1 English

  • Scotland-2 English

  • South America in general-1 English

  • Spain-1 Spanish and 1 English

  • Sweden-1 Swedish and 1 English

  • Switzerland-1 German

  • Turkey-1

  • Wales-1 English

  • Yugoslavia-2 Slavic

 

PERFORMANCES

Lee, as a soloist and with various sizes of her groups, has entertained for parties, dinners, weddings, and other special events in homes and has performed both steadies (S) and private party casuals (C) in the finest hotels, casinos, nightclubs, country clubs, and restaurants through the United States. Among these are:

  • Adam's Mark Hotel - Houston, Texas   SC

  • Aladdin Casino & Hotel - Las Vegas, Nevada   SC

  • The Benchmark, Michigan Inn - Detroit, Michigan   SC

  • Bent Tree Country Club - Dallas, Texas    SC

  • Boca Raton Hotel and Country Club - Boca Raton Florida   SC

  • The Breakers - Palm Beach, Florida   C

  • Canyon Creek Country Club - Dallas, Texas   C

  • Capital City Club - Atlanta, Georgia   C

  • Capital City Country Club - Atlanta, Georgia   SC

  • Carlyle Restaurant - Houston, Texas   C

  • Chickasaw Country Club - Memphis, Tennessee   SC

  • The Conrad Hilton - Chicago, Illinois   SC

  • The Crescent Club - Dallas, Texas   C

  • The Dallas City Club - Dallas, Texas   C

  • Gleneagles Country Club - Dallas, Texas   SC

  • The Hilton Westgate - Houston, Texas   SC

  • The Hopkins House - Minneapolis, Minnesota   SC

  • The Houston City Club - Houston, Texas   C

  • The Houstonian - Houston, Texas    SC

  • The Inn on the Park - Houston, Texas   SC

  • The Landmark Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada   SC

  • The MGM Grand - Las Vegas, Nevada   C

  • The Mansion - Dallas, Texas   C

  • The Marriott Hotel Downtown - Atlanta, Georgia   SC

  • The Piedmont Driving Club - Atlanta, Georgia   C

  • The Playboy Club - Chicago, Illinois   C

  • The Playboy Club - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin   SC

  • The Sheraton Downtown - Houston, Texas   SC

  • The Sheraton Gretna - New Orleans, Louisiana   SC

  • The Sheraton on the Park - New York City, New York   C

  • The Sheraton Prudential - Boston, Massachusetts   SC

  • The University Club - Dallas, Texas   C

  • The Warwick Hotel - Houston, Texas   SC

 

Lee also has performed her shows, "The Blondes" featuring costumed impersonations of Carol Channing, Marlene Dietrich, Peggy Lee, Marilyn Monroe, Ginger Rogers, and Mae West.

Lee also performed "The Matilda EverReady Show" - a punk rock parody

 

The 81 pianists named on the portable piano bar used for Lee's "Have Piano Bar Will Travel" which was used years ago:

  1. Steve Allen

  2. Paul Anka

  3. Burt Bacharach

  4. Irving Berlin

  5. Big Tiny Little Junior

  6. Eubie Blake

  7. Dave Brubeck

  8. Hoagy Carmichael

  9. Richard Carpenter

  10. Peggy Castle

  11. Carmen Cavalaro

  12. Ray Charles

  13. Nat King Cole

  14. Harry Conick Jr

  15. Count Basie

  16. Francis Craig 

  17. Floyd Cramer

  18. Fats Domino

  19. Dorothy Donegan

  20. Daryl Dragon

  21. Peter Duchin

  22. Jimmy Durante

  23. Duke Ellington

  24. Bill Evans

  25. Ferrante & Teicher

  26. Roberta Flack

  27. Aretha Franklin

  28. Errol Garner

  29. George Gershwin

  30. Marvin Hamllich

  31. Lionel Hampton

  32. Eddie Heywood

  33. Hildegarde

  34. ‘Fatha” Earl Hines

  35. Ahmed Jamal

  36. Horst Jankowski

  37. Billy Joel

  38. Elton John

  39. James P. Johnson

  40. Scott Joplin

  41. Peck Kelly

  42. Carole King

  43. Michel leGrand

  44. Tom Lehrer

  45. Oscar Levant

  46. Jerry Lee Lewis

  47. Meade Lux Lewis

  48. Ramsey Lewis

  49. Liberace

  50. Little Richard

  51. Marian McPartland

  52. Carmen McRae

  53. Melissa Manchester

  54. Barry Manilow

  55. Sergio Mendes 

  56. Ronnie Milsap

  57. Jelly Roll Morton

  58. Peter Nero

  59. Anythony Newley

  60. Ray Noble

  61. Laura Nyro

  62. Oscar Peterson

  63. Cole Porter

  64. Charlie Rich

  65. Leon Russell

  66. Mark Russell

  67. Neil Sedaka

  68. George Shearing

  69. Bobby Short

  70. Pine Top Smith

  71. Jeri Southern

  72. Art Tatum

  73. Tony Tenille

  74. Bobby Troup

  75. Conway Twitty

  76. Fats Waller

  77. Mary Lou Williams

  78. Roger Williams

  79. Dooley Wilson from movie "As Time Goes By in movie"

  80. Teddy Wilson

  81. Stevie Wonder  

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