Vocalist/percussionist Lee Durley and keyboardist Joe Indence are two of the most prominent and respected musicians in the Monterey musical community.
Lee Durley, who has had multiple appearances at the world famous Monterey Jazz Festival, has been pleasing fans for decades with his rich vocal stylings and musicianship. His vocal texture has been compared to Lou Rawls, Nat King Cole, and Joe Williams. Durley has performed at clubs, festivals, and special events all over the West Coast, Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe, as well as several successful European tours including featured performances at the Marciac and Avignon Jazz Festivals in France. Lee is also a long-time member on the Board of Directors of the Monterey Bay Blues Festival.
Joe is a talented pianist, arranger, conductor and accompanist, performing and recording Classical, Popular and Jazz music. For many years he has been Pianist in Residence at the beautiful Highlands Inn in Carmel.
Lee & Joe worked together for years at the Lodge at Pebble Beach, and currently play weekends together at the Highlands Inn in Carmel. In 2006, Lee & Joe released “Monterey Easy”, a delightful CD that features some very tasteful easy listening favorites.
Musically, they are drawn to the timeless songs that have lasted throughout the years. From the classic swing of the 30’s and on through the decades to the Adult Contemporary music of today, Lee Durley & Joe Indence play the music that you remember and love to dance to. From timeless love ballads to swing, Latin, waltzes, and light rock, Lee & Joe present a diversity of musical moods with style, taste and courteous professionalism.
Lee & Joe accompany themselves with sequenced bass and drum tracking. This, combined with the many sounds Joe can coax from a synthesizer (such as strings and horns) gives this dynamic twosome the rounded, full-bodied sound you’d expect to hear from a full band! If desired, they can also add a saxophonist for a trio.
This spirited duo will lend class and panache to any special event.