Jon Lee’s career started as a professional trumpeter working extensively in London’s West End and session scene. In 1995, he formed the jazz orchestra Echoes of Ellington that toured for two years with the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s highly acclaimed jazz ballet The Nutcracker Sweeties. The orchestra also played at all the major European jazz festivals and had a regular club spot at Ronnie Scott’s. It was at the Edinburgh Festival in 1997, that he first started producing shows and his love of Latin music led him to put on his first Cuban production Lady Salsa with Toby Gough. This show went on to run in London’s West End for 16 months and has toured the world in partnership with Mark Brady of ATA Allstar Artists Pty Ltd.