Beginning at age four Jasmine joined her mother with small roles in two plays on a national tour with the New Shakespeare Company of San Francisco. Recognizing early on that her chief interest was in music, she joined the Peace Child Honor Choir, performing at age 10 on the Network Television special, “The Barbara Mandrell Show.” Following her acceptance at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California, she joined their madrigal singing group, placing as a winner on tour at the Reno Jazz Competition with her own rendition of Billie Holiday’s “God Bless the Child”. Throughout her high school years, Jasmine’s deep interest in singing motivated her to express her talent by forming a accapella singing groups which performed locally.
As a graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut , where music was her major, Jasmine has been trained in all genres of music. In addition to performing in numerous campus productions, Jasmine studied everything from Javanese Gamelan to experimental music. She also interned at Sony Music studios, and began to write and record her own music. Upon graduating from Wesleyan, she attended the Los Angeles Recording Workshop where she enhanced her knowledge of studio engineering. While living in New York City , Jasmine Lee performed in several venues in and around the city, and trained with vocal instructor Don Lawrence. She recently moved back to her home town of Los Angeles , where she is currently working on her new album for independent release this summer. Her ear for blended harmony and her love of music, ranging from jazz standards to electronica, makes Jasmine Lee’s sound truly “Enlighten and Eclectically Unique”.
This beautiful young lady writes all of her lyrics and melodies, and boasts an impressive list of musical influences like Bjork, Minnie Riperton and Ella Fitzgerald. “I love the pure sounds of these singers,” she comments. “Not only were (are) they technical masters, they were (are) able to fully convey the essence of who they were (are).
When asked what special message she would give to others on the same musical path, Jasmine responded “You have to believe in yourself and really want to succeed. If anything in your life is holding you back from fulfilling your dreams, let it go and move forward".
And perhaps even more importantly, embrace the opportunities that come to you.