Critically Acclaimed Lower East Side Playwright/Songwriter/Artist
Phoebe Legere is a "master songwriter." Legere's songs are family-friendly and fun, blending Cajun, blues, country, folk, jazz, and Native American into a joyous, toe-tapping gumbo. This highly regarded Lower East Side musician/artist/playwright has been called “The World's Greatest Entertainer.” Legere has appeared on NPR, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC, NBC, and PBS. Phoebe Legere is a:
~New Orleans style Piano player
~Award-winning Cajun accordion player
~Folk-blues guitar stylist
~"Her talent will take your breath away." - NPR
Ms. Legere, a poet and playwright, was a protege of Hunter Thompson and Terry Southern. She was a close friend of Allen Ginsburg, Jim Carroll and John Ashbery. Her "sung poetry" was published this season in the Abenaki Journal "Voices of the Dawnland."
Legere studied jazz with John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet, graduated from Vassar College where she studied Performance Art and the Philosophy of Art.
Legere studied music compostition with Morton Subotnick at the NYU Graduate School of Music Composition, and jazz arranging with Ira Newborn and Rick Shemaria.
"My most important music education came from improvising at the Jam Sessions and Loft Jazz Sessions of Harlem and the Lower East Side of New York."
This highly regarded "master songwriter and storyteller" will be reading her new play in the New Blood, New City Festival Nov. 18, at 7pm at the Theater for the New City.