Leah Chase

  • Leah is a versatile singer and a second-generation musician, Leah is the daughter of famous NewOrleans restauranteurs Dooky Chase, Jr. and Leah Chase.
  • Her Father, Dooky, once led a big band in New Orleans which also performed abroad.
  • Her maternal namesake, Leah Sr., is an engaging dynamo of activity and chief chef at Dooky Chase’s™s Restaurant.
  • Her father Edgar (Dooky) Chase was the leader of the Reminisces Dooky Chase Orchestra and the sound of his trumpet filled their New Orleans home.
  • Leah Chase graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans with a degree in Vocal Performance. She completed one year of graduate study at The Juilliard School in New York, before leaving to pursue her true love Jazz.  
  • She is currently an Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of New Orleans in the Jazz Studies Division.