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Whale Watch Inn Eighth Annual
Redwood Coast Whale & Jazz Festival

Romance & Jazz

Jennifer Lee and Christian Doering

Whale Watch Inn
Saturday, April 10, 2010

5:00 p.m.

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Whale Watch Room During the late afternoon on the Whale & Jazz Festival's second Saturday, enhance your romantic coastal getaway in our delightful Whale Watch Room.

Moonlight over Anchor Bay Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Anchor Bay and the Mendonoma coastline with a wine tasting followed by a buffet and live jazz entertainment by Bay Area vocalist / pianist / guitarist Jennifer Lee, accompanied by Christian Doering, guitar.

The per person cost is $40 and includes wine, international buffet and jazz. Seating is limited, so please call Whale Watch Inn 800-WHALE.4.2 (800-942-5342) for event and/or lodging reservations.

Jazz Artists

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee

A provocative blend of innocence and sophistication - that's Jennifer Lee. While presenting herself with great style and class, Jennifer maintains a warm and unpretentious demeanor, which enables her to connect deeply with her audience.

"Connection is what it's all about," says Jennifer. "Connection with my band and connection with the listener. That's what creates the magic. The deeper the connection, the more magical the experience for everyone involved." And connect she does, with sincerity and a perpetual sense of wonder.

Rooted in the straight-ahead jazz tradition, this San Francisco Bay Area-based vocalist / pianist / guitarist has developed a style all her own. With her warm, lovely voice, extraordinary musicality and hip sense of time, Jennifer brings each song uniquely to life.

Christian Doering

A recent migrant to the Mendonoma coast, Christian Doering, dropped his piano studies and picked up the guitar soon after The Beatles appeared on Ed Sullivan. He has been playing and practicing ever since, moving from blues, rock and funk into jazz via lessons with Pat Martino, Dave Friesen and Warne Marsh along with academic studies in music theory. Christian's versatility as a guitarist allows him to play also for Romance & Jazz, Brunch & Jazz and Poetry & Jazz.