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Soul Music: Khari Allen Lee brings jazz performance to Tutwiler Prison

November 2022, highlights Khari Allen Lee as he headlines the launch of a new jazz series at the Sound Wall in Opelika.

September 2022, hear Khari Allen Lee in the new movie, Jazzman's Blues, written, produced & directed by Tyler Perry, with score produced and arranged by multiple GRAMMY-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard.

August 2022, Khari Allen Lee appointed Auburn University Daniel F. Breeden Eminent Scholar in Residence for the Arts & Humanities.

Tuesdays w/ Thom, Episode 99 (Thom Gossom's Podcast)

October 2021, Khari Allen Lee named as one of the inaugural awardees of the National Performance Network's Take Notice Fundhonoring artist's of color living and working in Louisiana.


December 2020, hear Khari Allen Lee in the new movie, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, adapted from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play, produced by Denzel Washington, starring Academy, Emmy & Tony Award Winner Viola Davis & Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, with score by NEA Jazz Master Branford Marsalis.

February 2020, NEA Jazz Master, trombonist, producer Delfeayo Marsalis & his Uptown Jazz Orchestra release Jazz Party, their second recording, featuring (among others) Khari Allen Lee as lead saxophonist and featured soloist.

November 2018, see and hear Khari Allen Lee in the (*Academy Award-Winning) new movie, Green Book,  based on the life of African-American pianist Dr. Don Shirley, starring Academy Award Winner Mahershala Ali & Academy Award Nominee Viggo Mortensen.

Hatched w/ Khari Allen Lee (Mondo Bizarro Podcast)

April 2017, multiple GRAMMY-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard has composed a sublime jazz score for The Comedian, the new movie starring Robert De Niro...The album  The Comedian (Original Motion Picture  Soundtrack) features the acclaimed trumpeter fronting a top notch sextet with pianist Kenny Barron, tenor saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, alto saxophonist Khari Allen Lee, bassist David Pulphus, & drummer Carl Allen.

Hatched w/ Khari Allen Lee (Mondo Bizarro Podcast)

Khari Allen Lee Is An Eager & Disciplined Student of the Arts (Feature Article, Offbeat Magazine)


Khari Allen Lee & the New Creative Collective, Our Great Awakening (Album Review, Offbeat Magazine)


Khari Allen Lee Brought a Wailing Sax & Funky Friends to New Orleans Jazz Fest 2014


Conscious Evolution Equals Soulful Vibrations (Album Review, Offbeat Magazine)



"Lee's stand alone, soprano sax solo on one of his compositions proved to be

the highlight of Friday's set, and one of the brightest moments of my 2012 

Jazz Fest--a calm, spirit-drenched oasis amid the good times at the Fair Grounds."

---Chris Waddington,



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