Leslie Vincent is a prolific songwriter and jazz vocalist. Equally at home singing the Great American Songbook, musical theater, and contemporary rock and pop, she has quickly become one of the most notable voices to emerge in the vibrant Minneapolis music scene, being hailed for her joy-filled performances and her “fun, human, beautiful interpretations” (Levi Weinhagen).
With a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theater, she relocated from Washington D.C., to Minneapolis to take part in its thriving theater scene. But after meeting noted jazz pianist George Mauer, she dove headfirst into a musical career. Playing with him introduced her to the nuances, beauty and infinite potential of jazz. Since then, Vincent has become an accomplished bandleader, playing 50+ shows a year across the Midwest, using her theatrical chops to bring drama, comedy and poise to the stage.
In 2020, she released her debut album These Foolish Things, which garnered much critical attention from fans and music critics in the Twin Cities, especially from Jazz88 FM, where she’s become a regular in-studio guest. She’s recorded with the band Viewers Like You and performed alongside Twin Cities legends including Jeremy Messersmith, Joyann Parker, and Patty Peterson. Now getting ready to release her new album About Last Night, Vincent is poised for the national spotlight, mixing jazz standards, vintage blues, and her own fresh originals.For more information, visit lesliedellavincent.com.