Jon Lee’s career started as a professional trumpeter working extensively in London’s West End and session world.
In 1995, he formed the jazz orchestra ‘Echoes of Ellington’ that toured for 2 years with The Birmingham Royal Ballet’s highly acclaimed jazz ballet The Nutcracker Sweeties. The orchestra also played at all the major European jazz festivals and had a regular club spot at Ronnie’s Scotts.
It was at the Edinburgh Festival in 1997, that he first started producing shows and his love of Latin music led him to put on his first Cuban production Lady Salsa with Toby Gough. This show went on to run in London’s West End for 16 months and has
toured the world for the past 9 years in partnership with Mark Brady of ATA Allstar Artists Pty Ltd.
Since then, Mark and Jon have produced several successful shows together from Cuba including The Bar at Buena Vista, The Kings of Salsa and The Creole Choir of Cuba that have all toured around the world.
Having worked in Cuba now for over 11 years, he has gained a great insight to the music and dance of this incredible country, and Ballet Revolución is a culmination of his years working there.