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Listen to the unique and talented group of musicians know as The Jesse Lee Band.

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3/7/20

Smokey's Pub & Grill

2pm - 4pm

Wyoming, MN

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3/7/20

Smokey's Pub & Grill

 Join us for Live Music & BBQ! 

2pm - 4pm

Wyoming, MN

3/20/20

Lift Bridge Brewing Company

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Stillwater, MN

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3/20/20

Lift Bridge Brewing Company

Join us in Stillwater at Lift Bridge for some fine brews and live music provided by The Jesse Lee Band

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Stillwater, MN

4/3/20

Manitou Grill

8:30pm - 12am

White Bear Lake, MN

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4/3/20

Manitou Grill

 Come hang out with us for another night of awesome music and great food and drinks! 

8:30pm - 12am

White Bear Lake, MN

4/4/20

Smokey's Pub & Grill

2pm - 4pm

Wyoming, MN

Event Details

4/4/20

Smokey's Pub & Grill

 Join us for Live Music & BBQ! 

2pm - 4pm

Wyoming, MN

6/19/2020

Manitou Grill

8:30pm - 12am

White Bear Lake, MN

Event Details

6/19/2020

Manitou Grill

 Come hang out with us for another night of awesome music and great food and drinks! 

8:30pm - 12am

White Bear Lake, MN

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The Band

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The Jesse Lee Band officially formed in 2019 however the roots of this "family band" are deep and stretch all the way back to the 1990's via relationships both personal and professional. 

The five members of the Jesse Lee band, Jesse Lee (Guitar/Vocals), Shawn Hoffman (Guitar), Joe Roszkowski (Pedal Steel, Guitar), and brothers Tom (Bass) and Joe (Drums) Evans, are all White Bear Lake natives and residents. The deep connection the band has with one another is apparent in their music and live performances. They are known for their wide range of musical influences and abilities. Their repertoire includes classic and alternative country, rock and blues. 

Jesse Lee began taking music seriously in his teens singing in choir and teaching himself music theory with guitar as his primary instrument. It was during this time that Jesse discovered the Jazz and Blues music that would forever inspire and shape his sound. It was also during this time that Jesse met Tom Evans. Friends first and eventually lifelong musical collaborators, Tom and Jesse have a friendship and a musical bond that spans 25 years covering a wide array of genres including Hip Hop, Jazz, Rock, and Country. In 1997 Shawn Hoffman approached Jesse Lee to sing and play guitar in his high school band. This was both Shawn and Jesse's first professional band performing Blues and Classic Rock music at since long-gone pizza parlors, restaurants, and coffee shops. Although short lived, the band proved to be extremely influential to both their lives. After spending almost a decade performing with Twin Cities based award winning live Hip Hop group Leroy Smokes, Jesse began focusing on the blues and rock music that started his journey enlisting the services of Tom's brother, Joe Evans, to perform as a rock duo featuring drums, guitar and vocals. During these years Jesse, Tom, Shawn, and Joe all worked at and often with one another at Evans Music in downtown White Bear Lake. The store became a cosmic center for artistic growth, musical creation, relationships, and discussions that would serve as the catalyst for the Jesse Lee Band some twenty years later. During this time, Joe Roszkowski, the youngest member of the band, was taking lessons and turning heads with his incredible musicianship and passion for building, repairing, and modifying guitars and musical instruments. Evans Music can be cited as the origin of The Jesse Lee Band with all five members having worked at and continuing to have a relationship with the store today. These were the beginnings and it would be another long ten years before what is now known as the Jesse Lee Band formed out of conversations and ideas and dreams held around those same counters and benches at Evans Music and a pure and simple love for music and one another. The Jesse Lee Band is very much a story of love, loss, discovery, friendship, family, and a passion for the power of music that bonds and unites us all.

"The life I love is making music with my friends..." 

- Willie Nelson

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