Jenn Dekorah Lee, aka “Dekorah”, is an introspective Singer / Songwriter / Musician (piano & guitar) who has captured audiences with her signature haunting ballads and vocals, enigmatic & heartfelt lyrics, catchy melody lines, captivating harmonies, and world music influences. Her debut release “333” (Anton Music Productions) is on iTunes & Amazon. In 2015, Dekorah recorded with producer Justin Ray Miller, of Yellow Hammer Studios in Nashville, TN. By years end, she produced a body of work entitled- “CANDY the 2015 Singles“, all of which are available on iTunes & more stores. She & singer/songwriter Jeff Radi released the quirky, cute love song “Send Me Your Smile” in early 2015. Also released was her original ballad”Quite a Love”, featuring Rudy Z with his haunting, melodic bass lines. A music video is currently (2017) in the works for this song, working with Indianapolis videographer Gary Higgins. Also released was the heartfelt track about “rescue” entitled “Lay Down My Life”, co-written with Carl Martin from Athens, GA. 2 more original singles (“Boots” & “Candy”) were released in 2015 featuring Rudy Z, Shawn Tubbs & Garrett Goodwin from Carrie Underwood’s touring band , with special guests Jeff Radi, Tracey Candisuperstar Sparks & Mark Nagode. Dekorah will be working on several more projects in 2017, as well as her solo concept album “Parallel Universe”. She also has some original holiday tunes already in preparation for the 2017 holiday season. Dekorah writes about matters of the heart, soul-searching, letting-go, parallel/alternate universes, personal failure/redemption/revelation, a stripping down of pretense and illusion, love and love lost, and a desire for authentic connection. While Dekorah has played many original shows in the past, and has also performed with various bands such as The Prince Experience & The US Project, currently her main concentration is on songwriting, original showcases and studio sessions. She can still play selected live solo sets with piano/guitar, as well as hold showcases featuring some amazing band members including Rudy Z from Nashville, Jeff Radi, Jon & Mark Nagode, Mike Paulson, Tracey Candisuperstar Sparks & many more amazing musician & vocalist friends in Milwaukee/Chicago area & Nashville.
Dekorah songs range from ambient to indie pop to folk to world to southern rock to everything in between. You will hear lots of harmonies, unique rhythm and chord progressions, melodic bass, and different featured performers at a Dekorah Showcase & on her recordings.
Dekorah also performs Marilyn Monroe singing telegrams (singingtelegram.org) , collaborates with other songwriters, and is in her 12th year of teaching music & songwriting to kids. She is also a founding & active member of MASA-Milwaukee Area Songwriters Alliance.
If you are interested in having Dekorah (solo or band) perform at your venue/special event, or would like to license her music for a project, please contact dekorahmusic at gmail dot com.
Musical Influences & Inspirations: Peter Gabriel, Imogen Heap, Sarah McLachlan, Sting, BonIver, Prince, Greg Laswell, Jonatha Brooke, October Project, Clannad, Deep Forest, Enigma, Sia, Pink Floyd, Enya, Elton John, Daryl Hall, a Perfect Circle, Sheila Chandra, George Michael, Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Mary J Blige, Earth Wind & Fire, Youssou N’Dour, Disturbed, Coldplay, Chicago, Anggun, World Music & so many more!
- Jenn Dekorah Lee (ASCAP) Composer & Author as “Jennifer Lee”
- DEKORAH MUSIC (ASCAP) Publishing Company
- DEKORAH RECORDS Record Label
- NSAI member in Nashville, TN.
Dekorah Past Performance Venues :
Summerfest, The Cubby Bear (Chicago), The Elbo Room (Chicago), Phyllis Musical Inn (Chicago), Viper Alley, First Avenue (Minneapolis), Shank Hall, The Rave, Intercontinental Hotel “Intercon Underground Series” sponsored by 88NINE Radio & Summer Series, Potawotomi Northern Lights Theater, BAR 360, NOTES at The Blue, NorthStar Casino, Seven Seas Tapas Night and Festivals, Boerner Botanical Gardens, Wisconsin State Fair, Oconomowoc Artisan Faire, Rooters, The Rafters Restaurant, NorthStar Bistro, The Clark Hotel, Havana Lounge and Cigar, Irish Fest, Cove Haven Resort & Paradise Stream Resort (Pennsylvania), Milwaukee Ale House, Club Garibaldi, O’Lydias, Los Mariachis Restaurant, Sprizzo’s Gallery & Cafe, The Lazy Susan, Linnemans, Brewed Cafe, Bremen Cafe, The Art Bar, Brewing Grounds for Change, Riverwest Commons, AmeriSign & Graphics, Piano Blu, Private Parties and Business/Bank Receptions, Milwaukee Gallery Night, Waukesha Art Crawl, James Store Gallery & Creative Expressions Art Gallery, East Town Square Market, Weddings/Cocktail Hours/Receptions, Auction & Casino Nights, Turner Hall with Milwaukee Rock Theater, Turtle Creek & LeeLaNau Sands Casino (Michigan), St. Paddy’s Parade – Downtown Milwaukee, Vnuks, Walkers Pint, MASA Showcases, Wisconsin Singer Songwriter Series, Chick Singer Night, Women in Music Night & more.