PHOEBE LEGERE

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"Phoebe Legere is an American Original...  A true artist whose beautiful voice will take your breath away..."

-National Public Radio

Phoebe Legere is a MUSICIAN, a POET and an ARTIST. She combines multiple art forms in her performances and videos. Graduating from Vassar College, Legere went on to study with John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet, Morton Subotnick and Ira Newborn. Legere studied composition at the Juilliard School and film scoring at NY University. She plays many instruments, she produces and arranges her own music, and she creates her own videos. Legere has led seminal East Village bands Monad, 4 Nurses of the Apocalypse and Swingalicious. Her new band is called LOS VASSAR GIRLS. She is currently ON TOUR in CANADA and NEW ENGLAND. She plays North American Folk Music!

Phoebe Legere

She had her Carnegie Hall debut and was signed to Epic Records when she was 16. Her original song Marilyn Monroe was a hit on college radio in 1990, and her accordion song Amazing Love was in the Top 40 on Adult Contemporary in 1997. Legere has starred in independent cult films including Mondo New York and Toxic Avenger 2 and 3. Legere opened for David Bowie on his national tour in 1991. She was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in music in 2000. In 2002 her musical work about Queen Weetamoo, her Native American ancestor, won the New York State Council of the Arts grant.  June 1st, 2014 she received the prestigious Acker Award for Excellence in the Avant Garde. Legere is the Founder and Director of the NY Underground Museum. Her Foundation for New American Art 501c3 and Festival for Gifted Children is dedicated to nurturing the visionary artists and musicians of the future. In 2013 Legere created the Shamancycle, a 15 person giant Eagle bicycle that runs on Alternative Energy. Legere will perform on the moving stage of the Shamancycle at the San Francisco Makers Fair on May 15. Legere has released fifteen CDs of original music, and has appeared on National Public Radio, CBS Sunday Morning, PBS City Arts, and Charlie Rose. She has sung at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and at the Congres Mondial Acadian. Legere was featured singing her original song “Hip Hop Frog” on HBO March 23rd. Her CD Acadian Moon with her cousin Ray Legere was played on 40 college stations in Canada. Her recent musical Shakespeare and Elizabeth ran for 3 sold out weeks Off Broadway. Legere just received commission from Theater for the New City in NYC to write a new play with music. © 2016