Lee Evans (LeRoi Evans) is a Gold Album/award winning Producer/Songwriter/Engineer/Musician, and a long time veteran of the music industry. With over 30 years background in the music industry, starting as a child, Lee Evans wrote, arranged, played piano and sang for young harmony group “The Fourth Edition” a group that went on to win amateur night at the Apollo a whopping 6 times, sharing the stage with the likes of Michael Jackson, James Brown, and other legends. After attending such notable schools as "The High School Of Music & Art (NYC)" and "Oberlin Conservatory” (Ohio), Lee Evans set out on his musical life journey. As a keyboardist, Lee became a band member and musical director. In his early years he performed with and frequently led top recording with acts such as “The Jimmy Castor Bunch” “Brass Construction” The Force MDs, “New Edition” “Afrikaa Bambaataa”, “Willie Colon” “Johnny Gill” “Kleer” “Bionic Boogie” “Joe Simon” “The Coasters”.
On the local scene he did a stint as the house band keyboard player. Here he backed up such notable artists like Johnny Kemp, Me'lissa Morgan, and Keith Sweat.
Lee Evans is a natural born musician. He brings passion, authenticity and timelessness to his musical creations. As a songwriter/producer and recording engineer ,
Lee Evans many accomplishments include his work with singer "Marc
Anthony" in the early stages if his career, "Cindi Lauper" , "Harry
Belafonte", "The Force MDs", "Brass Construction", "Afrikaa
Bambaataa" and a long list of dance Hip Hop and “latin
freestyle” favorites from the ‘80’s and early 90’s. During
this time, Mr. Evans became a familiar face in the most prominent
NYC studios and earned recognition as a one of NYC’s top multi-keyboardist / producer /songwriter / engineers.
After over a decade on the road playing in the “Madison Square Gardens” and hottest clubs of virtually every major city nationwide, Lee embarked on several world tours, earning international recognition for his musical abilities. But sadly, the road was really starting to take its toll on him and
his family, by not allowing him to spend the much-needed quality “family
time” and eventually splitting them apart. Lee Evans then decided
not to go on any more lengthy tours. He stood by his word by turning
down an opportunity to tour internationally as the opening act for Madonna’s "La Isla Bonita" World
Lee Evans started a small Fostex 4 track recording studio in his tiny basement apartment in the Bronx. “It was always tight and hot as heck down there. Guys would say it felt (and smelled) like a sweatbox but man...we used to Jam!”. Thus the name JAMBOX was born. Some of the pioneers of today’s music that came up to record at his studio include, latin artists Marc Anthony & Willie Colon, Afrikaa Bambaataa Jazzy Jay,, Queen Latifah, Doug E. Fresh Lori Michaels, Sa-fire, The Cover Girls, TKA, Amoretto, Cyre, The Cold Crush Brothers, The Force MDs, Brass Construction, Rainy Davis, Glen Jones, DJ Jose “Animal” Diaz, and many more
In 1989, JAMBOX relocated to midtown Manhattan. JAMBOX has expanded to a 3 room recording facility offering new and unique music services. Lee Evans and Cathy Palmisano co-own JAMBOX Entertainment and Recording Studios. JAMBOX Studios has become a major player in the current NYC music scene
In 1996, Lee Evans started the “AET
Audio Engineering Course”. AET is a low cost audio engineering
course designed to teach the “tools of the trade” to
up and coming artists producers etc. The
AET Audio Engineering Course utilizes a low cost, effective and
personal down to earth approach to audio education. Lee himself teaches
a large portion of the course.
Mr. Evans is also a co-founder
and the music director of non profit organization, Reach Out Inc.
Reach Out Inc. educates and promotes awareness about the perils of
illegal drugs, alcohol abuse, tobacco, crime, violence, prejudice,
and life threatening diseases such as AIDS. Reach Out Inc. accomplish
this through the use of very unique, interactive, high-energy,
fun-filled presentations that intertwine music, dance, and motivational
As of late, Lee Evans has been involved heavily in
various projects. He recently started "The
Gift Of Song", an exclusive service at JAMBOX. He also cofounded
4Sight Music Productions, a boutique music entertainment and production
company, along with Cathy Palmisano, and music producer, "G-Man" Gaetano
Lattanzi. Their 1st big artist out of the door was the
Times Square NYC icon "The
Over the years, Lee Evans had also developed an affinity
for song mastering. Developing his skills for over 15 years as a mixing
/ mastering engineering, Lee started CDMasteringNYC.com in
In 2009 Lee started a short run CD/DVD Duplication
called CDCopiesNyc.com, specializing
in high quality "short run" CD and DVD copies.
To date, Lee Evans remains the CEO, leader, and visionary
for JAMBOX Entertainment And Recording Studios, and their different