About Lee Bush
Get to know Lee Bush
Lee has been playing guitar since 1952. He has studied with Lloyd Casterline and Dick Lurie, and holds a B.A. from Baldwin-Wallace College and an M.A. from The University of Missouri. He also studied theory, orchestration, arranging, composition, and improvisation with Phil Rizzo.
He has been teaching guitar since 1956, at numerous stores in the northeast Ohio area, including Youngstown State University, Lakeland Community College, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland State University, and The School of Fine Arts (Willoughby, OH); and in Columbia, MO, including Stephans College and Christian College.
Over his career, he worked in New York City as an arranger, co-composer, co-producer, and as an instrumentalist, from 1968-1976. He has lead and played with prominent local ensembles, and both with and as an accompanist to artists such as David Sanborn, Phil Woods, Terry Gibbs, Jim Neighbors, Florence Henderson, and Roger Williams.
He currently co-leads The Nice Jazz Trio on staff at the Cleveland Clinic.