As an educator, Ranee has been part of the University of Laval faculty in Quebec City for twelve years, and the Schulich School of Music of McGill University faculty for over twenty years. For outstanding service to jazz education, at the IAJE conference in 1994, she received the International Association of Jazz Educators Award.
Ranee has had a legendary career as a vocalist. She toured with her own group throughout North America, performing at many prestigious jazz festivals, most recently the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the Canada Capital festival in Sao Paulo. Ranee has toured throughout all Spain, France, England and Scandinavian countries. Both in 1994 and 1995, she received Jazz Report magazine’s Top Canadian Female Jazz Vocalist Award. Her album “I Thought About You” was the first nominated recording for a Juno Award in the Best Mainstream Jazz category in 1995. In 2003, Ranee received her third JUNO nomination for “Maple Groove: Songs From The Great Canadian Songbook,” featuring selections from some of Canada’s greatest songwriters. In April 2010, she won the Juno Vocal Jazz Album of the Year for “Ranee Lee Lives UPSTAIRS”.