BILLY LESTER

Breaking! New Release!

Unabridged, Billy's new Solo Piano CD, is up and available on CD Baby!

Billy Lester's Storytime has been nominated in the 2013 NPR Jazz Critic's Poll


Re: Billy's new release Storytime - an email from noted jazz critic Howard Mandel

Dear Billy —

Story Time is really connoisseur jazz. It shows off your unique, extremely well-informed and very imaginative musical approach, in full swing — as it were, and as it is! — at what seems like an ever higher level of daring and mastery. You open up dimensions of humor, wit, possibility, comfort, relaxation, ache, inquiry, discovery, adventure (not necessarily in that order). I don't know where you're going to go, but follow along, amused to recognize much of the language and some of the references, then you get there, and that was fun — how'd you do it? Through some sort of free-flowing association. Doesn't matter what the song is, the song is you. Cool, Billy, great one, thanks.

—Howard

(Howard Mandel, author, educator, president Jazz Journalists Association,
blogger @ www.artsjournal.com/jazzbeyondjazz)