Ranee Lee, CM (born 1942 in New York City) is a Canadian jazz vocalist and musician who resides in Montreal, Quebec. Lee toured North America in the 1970s as a jazz drummer and tenor saxophonist. She subsequently landed a starring role playing Billie Holiday in Lady Day, and won a Dora Mavor Moore Award for her performance. She subsequently began recording as a vocalist, releasing her first album in 1989. Lee was named a member of the Order of Canada in 2006. Her music appears in the animated short film, Black Soul. She won a 2010 Juno Award for her Album; 'Ranee Lee Lives Upstairs' and is also an accomplished writer of Children's books (Nana, What do you say?)