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 (full band) Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1, New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1, New York, NY
 —  — Lesley Kernochan (solo) The Way Station, Brooklyn The Way Station, Brooklyn
Lesley Kernochan & Amelia Robinson Double Bill Pete's Candy Store, Brooklyn Pete's Candy Store, Brooklyn
 —  — Lesley Kernochan (Solo) The Way Station, Brooklyn The Way Station, Brooklyn
 —  — A Last Spin on the LES NOosphere Arts, New York, NY 10002 NOosphere Arts, New York, NY 10002
No Holds Barred Variety Show Dixon Place, New York, NY 10002 Dixon Place, New York, NY 10002
 —  — NOosphere Arts Closing Party NOosphere Arts, New York, NY 10002 NOosphere Arts, New York, NY 10002
 —  — Summer's NOT Over Ampitheater @ East River Park, New York, NY 10002 Ampitheater @ East River Park, New York, NY 10002
House Concert by the Lake Susan Shaw's Home, Hope, ME 04847 Susan Shaw's Home, Hope, ME 04847
 —  — Haven: A Summer Retreat for Artists and Friends The Mothership, Brooklyn, NY 11222 The Mothership, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Prospect Heights Music and Arts Festival Main Stage Main Stage
Women in Song The Laughing Goat, Boulder, CO The Laughing Goat, Boulder, CO
No Holds Barred The Dixon Place Lounge, New York The Dixon Place Lounge, New York
Special Guest for IRTE's Comedy Improv Show LATE NIGHT NEWS The Producer's Club, New York The Producer's Club, New York
Women Songwriter's Night An Beal Bocht Cafe, Bronx An Beal Bocht Cafe, Bronx
 —  — International Laughter Day Musical Celebration The Path Cafe, New York The Path Cafe, New York
Lesley Maple Hill & Dale, New York, NY Hill & Dale, New York, NY