A classical and jazz saxophonist, Jimmy Cheng-Yu Lee teaches saxophone and jazz history/ appreciation/ theory/ performance in National Normal University, National Taipei University of Education, Fu Jen Catholic University and Soochow University.
Jimmy obtained his Master of Music degree in saxophone performance from University of North Texas in 2004 after receiving music certificate from Bowling Green State University in 2001. During the years in U.S., he studied classical saxophone with Dr. John Sampen, Dr. Eugene Rousseau, and Dr. Eric Nestler, and jazz studies with James Miglia, Mike Steniel, James Riggs and John Murphy.
Jimmy leads Onyx Jazz Quartet and won the 1st Prize in “Chrysler & ICRT Jazz Competition” in 2005, and Creative Award in “Land Music Awards” in 2006. In 2007, Onyx Jazz Quartet released its first album “Reliance”. Lee released his first classical album “Fantaisie” in 2009, and was nominated the Best Arranger Award in the 21st Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music.
His book, Jazz Theory for Novices, was published in 2007 by Mercury Publishing House.
Cheng-Yu Lee is an Antigua Saxophone and D'Addario Woodwind Artist.
TJO 台北爵士大樂隊 (Taipei Jazz Orchestra)
奧尼斯 Onyx 爵士四重奏