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Album Review

Lisa Engelken: Lisa Engelken - Little Warrior

Read "Lisa Engelken - Little Warrior" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Polymathic in her talent and approach, vocalist Lisa Engelken further cements her status as a far-reaching artist, established on the previous Caravan (Self Produced, 2010), with the present Little Warrior. Described as, “part freight train, part junkyard trombone," Engelken is 100% an American, hailing from the Kansas heartland where she obviously picked up fluency in Portuguese, French, Spanish and Italian, all of which she shares with us. What of the music? The music is pleasantly all over the place.

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Live Review

Lisa Engelken at Dazzle

Read "Lisa Engelken at Dazzle" reviewed by Geoff Anderson


Lisa EngelkenDazzleDenver, COJuly 29, 2010 It's not easy to stand out as a female jazz singer. Even though jazz singing is not exactly a mass market commodity, singers are nearly as ubiquitous as Harleys at Sturgis. It takes a little something to stand out from the crowd. Like at Sturgis, bigger and louder won't necessarily do the trick. It might take a little finesse, a little nuance, maybe a bit of panache. If you add ...


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