Vocalist Denise Leslie originally received formal training (grade 9 Royal Conservatory) in piano. She received a BA and later a degree in Interior Design from Ryerson, but over the years, while practising interior design, she remained a devoted jazz fan, and listened, listened, listened! After starting a family, Denise began to sing seriously. A key television spot on Calgary’s A Channel was followed by gigs at jazz clubs and private functions. Over the past 10 years, she has played the Carlu, Healy's, The Hard Rock Cafe, Gate 403, Ten Feet Tall, Joe Mama's, The Trane, Ten Feet Tall, Burlington Ribfest, The Annex Live, Thornhill Golf & Country Club, Mississauga Golf Club, Jazz at Oscar's and Islington Golf Club. She has a distinctive knack for the art of syncopation and fluid phrasing - whether working with an accompanist, a trio or with a full big band!