Tribute: Chris Legee (1941-2019)

Chris Legee in September 2018 Photo courtesy of Michael S Klein
Michael S Klein remembers his friend Chris Legee who passed away last week. Boston (US)-born Chris was an indefatigable activist on the London vocal jazz scene. Michael writes: Chris passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in her sleep on Wednesday 15 May 2019. What can I tell you about Chris Legee you haven’t heard already? People stopped her in the street,on the bus, and asked whether they could photograph her! She was a walking artpiece! She was more importantly a shining and colourful example of how to be human. Her kindness is legion and she always evinced concern and compassion for others. She was a tireless networker well known in the London jazz milieu. She was Sheila Jordan’s agent for England! Last year she and I made an album of Sheila’s 2010 performance with the Brian Kellock trio and Tori string guartet called ‘Sheila Jordan, Live in London’ to commemorate Sheila’s 90th year.Chris’s long-running vocal jazz open mic.event will celebrate its 22nd birthday next month and She is loved,missed and mourned,by many! There is so much more! Workshops at her home with international artists, a series of live demo recording workshops at Schotts Music and she loved to sing! Suffice to say this extraordinary person will live on in our hearts and minds! A light has gone out in the Cosmos! Flora Christine Legee (21 June 1941 – 15 May 2019) Michael S Klein is a singer/songwriter, record producer sometime music studio and record label proprietor.

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