Lesley Kernochan is currently an Americana singer/songwriter with occasional bursts of comedy, swing, pop, and jazzy mouth trumpet.  Within each unique song Lesley's versatile voice brings music to life that is intelligent, achingly beautiful, and playfully surreal.  In Lesley's new album A Calm Sun [2017] she settles into a tender country/folk sound that "casts her in a place delicately between the soundscape of Kacey Musgraves and Norah Jones—studied and soft-spoken, yet rollicking. [PopMatters]." 

A Calm Sun features the talents of Dean Parks, Christopher Bruce, Jeff Babko, Dan Lutz, Aaron Sterling, Scott Jacoby, Emily Lazar, John Schimpf, and more.  It was recorded in Los Angeles at The Village and EastWest Studios. 

Lesley has an eclectic background as a saxophonist, contemporary composer, operatically trained coloratura, musical saw player, and now singer/songwriter. She has four albums of original music including the a cappella creation Undulating, her indie rock/pop/jazz sensation The Pickle Jar, the Parent's Choice Gold Award-winning children’s album A Day in the Life of a Boogaleeboo, and her most recent Americana record A Calm Sun.

"uniquely beautiful album...ethereal voice...lively and sharp intelligence" - NoDepression
★★★★” – Rolling Stone Germany

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Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Lesley Kernochan opens for The Older Brothers Appalachain Mountain Brewery, Boone, NC Appalachain Mountain Brewery, Boone, NC
Matre & Lesley Kernochan Living Room Concert BOL Meditation, Los Angeles BOL Meditation, Los Angeles
 —  — Sister Shivani Meditation Event Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles
 —  — Lesley Hearts Burlington Radio Bean, Burlinton, VT Radio Bean, Burlinton, VT
 —  — Germany Tour  
Transgender Celebration Flash Mob! Washington Square Park, New York, NY 10003 Washington Square Park, New York, NY 10003
 —  — NYC Album Release Show at Joe's Pub Joe's Pub, New York, NY 10003 Joe's Pub, New York, NY 10003
 —  — A Calm Sun ~ East Coast Tour  
Charcoal Americana Hip Hop: A House Concert The Glowbox, Santa Monica, CA 90405 The Glowbox, Santa Monica, CA 90405
 —  — Oregon Eclipse 2017: Total Solar Eclipse Gathering Big Summit Prairie, Oregon Big Summit Prairie, Oregon
House Concert in Santa Barbara DoLa Home , Santa Barbara DoLa Home , Santa Barbara
 —  — US Album Release Tour! all across the country and back all across the country and back
House Concert with Matre, Rick Ellis, & Lesley Kernochan Lauren & Doug's House, Santa Barbara Lauren & Doug's House, Santa Barbara
Double Bill: Lesley & Robin Jackson! White Eagle, Portland, OR 97227 White Eagle, Portland, OR 97227
Lesley Kernochan House Concert at Rob Stroups' Portland, OR Portland, OR
 —  — CD Release Tour in Germany! Germany Germany
 —  — We Shall Overcome: An Inauguration of Love Last Frontier NYC, Brooklyn, NY 11222 Last Frontier NYC, Brooklyn, NY 11222
 —  — Flash Mob for Transgender Day of Remembrance Washington Square Park & Bryant Park, New York, NY Washington Square Park & Bryant Park, New York, NY
 —  — Satsong: an evening of meditation and music Last Frontier NYC, Brooklyn, NY 11222 Last Frontier NYC, Brooklyn, NY 11222
BB-Booking Showcase 2016 Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1, New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1, New York, NY