Leslie Vincent...is as much a storyteller as she is a jazz singer”

DownBeat Magazine

Leslie Vincent

Powerhouse vocals with an old school sparkle

LESLIE VINCENT is a prolific songwriter and jazz vocalist. Equally at home singing the Great American Songbook, musical theater, and contemporary rock and pop, she has quickly become one of the most notable voices to emerge in the vibrant Minneapolis music scene, being hailed for her joy-filled performances and her “fun, human, beautiful interpretations” (Levi Weinhagen).

Born into a military family, Vincent spent childhood moving along the East Coast and United Kingdom, where she spent her spare time singing along to Frank Sinatra and the Les Mis soundtrack. The one constant was music.

Today, Vincent has become an accomplished bandleader, playing 50+ shows a year across the Midwest, using her theatrical chops to bring drama, comedy and poise to the stage.

In 2020, she released her debut album These Foolish Things, which garnered much critical attention from fans and music critics in the Twin Cities, especially from Jazz88 FM, where she’s become a regular in-studio guest. She’s recorded with the band Viewers Like You and performed alongside Twin Cities legends including jeremy messersmith, Joyann Parker, and Patty Peterson. With the release of her new album About Last Night, Vincent is poised for the national spotlight, mixing jazz standards, vintage blues, and her own fresh originals.

Kind Words

think Amy Winehouse had she gone full-tilt jazz” - John Apice

Americana Highways

a controlled and beautiful voice, one that sounds timeless, a voice that sounds equally at home in the past, comfortable making music in the present, and fantastic enough to ensure such sounds and styles have a bright future” - Dave Franklin

The Big Takeover

Vocalist Leslie Vincent...channels a classic jazz sound and mixes it with fresh lyrics that seem at once classic and present” - Sheila Regan

MinnPost

a treasure of a voice” - Cathy Wurzer

Minnesota Public Radio

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Photo credit: Michelle Bennett

Photo credit: Michelle Bennett

Photo credit: Laura Lee Buhman

In the Press

1.23 Melodic Noise Media awards “About Last Night” with honorable mention.

12.4 Icetown Blues named one of the Best Jazz Songs of 2023 on Jazz.88.

10.13 Feature in Lake Superior Magazine

9.15 Rootstime album review

 9.12 Podcast interview on Minnesota Music Shakedown

9.9 Interview with Vents Magazine

9.1 Radio interview with WORT FM in Madison, Wisconsin

9.5 Michael Doherty "About Last Night" album review

9.1 Front page of St. Joseph Newsleaders for Millstream Arts Fest

 

 

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