Vocalist Heather Lee entertains audiences performing jazz standards, pop, Broadway and cinema favorites. Her stories in song are delivered with crystal-clear lyrics, charisma and warmth.
She has directed music programs at both the Madeleine and St. Thomas More in Portland, Oregon. She began a solo CD project with producer and friend Tim Ellis at the former Kung Fu Bakery recording studio.
Heather has contributed both solo and background vocals for OCP recordings. She was a longtime member of the all-professional St. Mary's Cathedral contemporary ensemble. Heather has worked with local talent including Ron Steen, Kevin Deitz, Dennis Caiazza, Aaron Meyer, Kit Taylor and Naomi LaViolette.
Heather loves spending time with her husband Jeff and daughters Ava and Anna.
Pianist and composer Rick Modlin has appeared on dozens of recordings with artists from Amsterdam to Brooklyn to Portland. His original choral works, published by OCP Publications, have been broadcast on live BBC radio. Rick orchestrated Academy-award-winning composer Bobby Lopez's 1001 Nights musical, and has contributed orchestrations for the Japanese Animé TV series Blood+ and the Broadway version of The Lion King. The Oregonian hailed his 2000 jazz CD Joy to the World as "vigorous and imaginative." Invited to tour with the Broadway productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mamma Mia, and Legally Blonde, Rick maintains an active musical theatre career at the keyboard and as conductor, with over a dozen Broadway productions to his credit, playing piano behind Maureen McGovern, Toni Tenille and Molly Ringwald, among others.
Rick is manager of music development for OCP Publications, music director at Clackamas Repertory Theatre and appears with Aaron Meyer, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, Rocky Blumhagen and Susannah Mars.
"I’ve experienced the beautiful, moving music of Heather and Rick several times. They are both gifted souls.
Their songs are full of personality, passion and character, each one taking you on a new journey. If you do one thing, watch them live! I think they are hidden gems in the Portland music scene, but not for long."
-Pat Dooris, Emmy Award-winning Journalist