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Lisa Kirchner

Lisa Kirchner is a singer, songwriter and actress who performs an eclectic, multi-lingual repertoire that includes gems from The Great American Songbook, contemporary and original jazz and blues tunes, the French songs of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and Poulenc, and Brazilian tunes from Gaetano Veloco, Luis Bonfa, Chico Buarque, as well as contemporary art and theatre songs.

Lisa Kirchner has appeared at Foxwoods Casino, Ryles Jazz Club and is a regular on the New York City jazz club circuit, appearing at Iridium, Birdland, The Village Gate, 55 Bar, Maxime's, Porters NYC, Orbit, Tatou, Niagara, , Cleopatra's Needle, many other clubs in New York and in Paris. She has been the invited singer to Gracie Mansion on several occasions, and she has performed at the White House, on Capitol Hill, in concert at Harvard University, the Harvard Club and the American Academy in Rome.

Lisa Kirchner's entre into the jazz venue is preceded by her years of experience in theatre and television. She wrote her own songs for her on camera appearances on NBC's "Another World." Her varied performance background has included Broadway appearances in the role of Lucy Brown in "The Threepenny Opera", opposite Raul Julia and Phil Bosco, and in various featured roles in William Dumaresque and Galt MacDermot's "The Human Comedy". Off-Broadway, Ms. Kirchner originated the role of Irma Vep in Richard Foreman and Stanley Silverman's "Hotel For Criminals" and it's sequel, "The American Imagination". She has been featured in numerous off and off-off Broadway productions at the Public Theatre, the Delacorte Theatre, La Mama Theatre and annex, Westbeth and The American Place Theatre. On television she was geatured in productions on BRAVO Cable and WNET's "Great Performances". As a dancer she appeared in Grover Dale's "Houdini", and with the James Waring Dance Company at Judson Memorial Church.

Lisa Kirchner was Judy Collins' featured soloist at Carnegie Hall, and she has appeared singing harmony vocals with Ms. Collins at the Wheeler Opera house, The Greek Theatre. Wolftrap, and the Roxie, "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, Joan Rivers, CBS "This Morning" and "ShowTime", and recordings include "Sanity and Grace", and "Fires of Eden".

Lisa's albums "One More Rhyme", "When Lights Are Low", In the Shadow of a Crow, and Something To Sing About, on Albany Records, and Charleston For You and Umbrellas In Mint on Verdant World Records have garnered high praise from critics as well as esteemed colleagues, and have aired on over 400 radio stations internationally, with a combined thirteen placements on Top Ten Radio Station Lists for her most recent albums .

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"UMBRELLAS IN MINT"

Lisa Kirchner's UMBRELLAS IN MINT

#1 Radio CUH, Top Ten WXCI, WMUA, WERU, WDPS, CHMR, and TCC The Grid- Airplay on 91 stations JazzWeek Biggest Gainer Week 12

“Every song in Lisa Kirchner’s album, Umbrellas in Mint, is worth your attention and time. Ms. Kirchner not only has a beautiful voice, but she is a master poet with a musical gift. I thank her for including in her liner notes all the words to all the songs, and I recommend that you listen and follow along as I did.” Carl Reiner

"Umbrellas in Mint," Lisa Kirchner's new CD, is the most exciting album Ms. Kirchner has yet to produce. She is in beautiful voice, the shimmering, delicious lines of her vocals are here in abundance, giving the listener shivers of pure pleasure; and the songs! Her writing continues to flourish, as a garden of lyric beauty. What a singer! and what a CD! I am impressed, as I always have been, by Lisa Kirchner's talent and her continuing success as a singer, writer and performer” – Judy Collins 

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Umbrellas In Mint

Verdant World Records
2013

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Something to Sing...

Albany Records
2011

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One More Rhyme

Albany Records
2001

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