Les was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and graduated as a Jazz major from Concordia University. He then relocated to Florida and enrolled in graduate studies at the University of Miami jazz department. While living in Miami in the he performed in several prominent Jazz, Latin and R&B bands which laid an important foundation for his composing and guitar style. Les= points to Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour and George Benson as influences but his music draws from a wide variety of other influences outside the guitar realm. In 1989 he composed and produced an original soundtrack for the CTV (Canada) network documentary Lost Treasures of the Titanic. Following that project he recorded his debut CD Hidden Treasure which brought Les national attention on Contemporary Jazz and NAC radio formats.
performed with his 5 piece group extensively since 1990, as a headliner
and as opening act for many national recording artists.
Les' group has always consisted of first rate players and at
various times has included noted musicians such as Ron and Dave Reinhart
(Richard Elliot), David Toler and Bruce Waibel (Greg Allman Band), Jody
Marsh (Nat Adderly), Patrick Bettison (Acoustic Alchemy), Doug Matthews
(Sam Rivers) and Iraj Lashkary (Ahmad Jamal).
Les was selected by Walt Disney World to perform at the opening
of Pleasure Island Jazz Company and has continued to perform there for
several years. His second
CD Time For Love was
released in 1995 on New Vista/Vision and continues to receive national
radio airplay. Les'
performance at the 1996 Clearwater Jazz Holiday was recorded on video
and has been broadcast on BET television network.
leading Smooth Jazz
and Acid Jazz label
Instinct Records released the compilation CD Sweet
Emotions which featured Les instrumental version of the Earth Wind &
Fire classic Reasons.
Les is presently in
production on his third CD and is also completing production of a live
Treasure / Les Sabler (New Vista)
Jazz (CD Review compilation)
For Love / Les Sabler (New Vista/Vision)
Edits / Les Sabler (New Vista/Vision)
Nights (Canandaigua Wine Company compilation)
Treasures of The Titanic / documentary soundtrack (CTV)
Clearwater Jazz Holiday
Park Concert Series (Time Warner Cable)
Discovery (BET Network)
Currents / Mark & Steve Pettey (New Rage)
Cool Of The Day / Randy Estelle (Courtyard)
Hymns Vol. II / Various (Pulse)
For Kids, video & cassette (QVC)