-Tribute to Stevie Wonder-Portraits of Wonder-

"It takes remarkable ears to shape something altogether new out of tunes so deeply impressed in the public consciousness" 
Downbeat Magazine

"Sumptuous arrangements that brilliantly recontextualize Wonder's music" JazzTimes Magazine

"This is a jazz record, the jazz vibe brings out the elegance of Wonder's music"
New Orleans Times-Picayune
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Matt Lemmler's New Orleans Jazz Revival Band's Portraits of Wonder cd release Live concerts from 2001 featuring Brian Blade, Nicholas Payton, John Ellis, Brice Winston, Leah Chase, George French, Roland Guerin, David Evans, Erik Jekabson, Jimmy Weber, John Mahoney, Jason Mingledorff

Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing featuring Brian Blade & John Ellis

Higher Ground featuring Nicholas Payton & Leah Chase

Isn't She Lovely featuring Brian Blade & George French

Jazz Pianist Matt Lemmler's Puppy Beignet Interprets Stevie Wonder
By: Alison Fenterstock, NOLA.com/Times Picayune
August 20th, 2014

Last week, my whimsical Facebook request for New Orleans musicians to send in photos of their pets was a resounding success. I received almost 30 photos of musical pets, from cats with vinyl records to dogs with guitars...Jazz pianist and composer Matt Lemmler, though, upped the ante. In 2001, he released Portraits of Wonder, his debut album and a tribute to the music of Stevie Wonder. Yesterday, he sent along a music video for his interpretation of Wonder's "Ebony Eyes." The recording features Leah Chase and George French, but the star of the video is Beignet the puppy.
Enjoy.

 
Our Inspirational Video "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing" from Portraits of Wonder

You & I featuring Leah Chase, George French & John Ellis

If It's Magic featuring Leah Chase

Original Composition Dedicated to Stevie Wonder-S'Wonder Song featuring Brice Winston & John Ellis

I Just Called to Say I Love You featuring Leah Chase, Roland Guerin & John Mahoney