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Lisa Lindsley may be a latecomer to singing jazz, but the wealth of creative experience she brings to American Songbook gems turns familiar tunes into bracingly contemporary tales. She makes an impressive debut with Everytime We Say Goodbye, an intimate standards session that announces the arrival of an artist who knows that beautiful melodies don’t need much adornment and that oft-interpreted lyrics have yet to reveal all their secrets. “Every great song has a complete story in it, with a beginning, middle, and end,” Lindsley says. “When you’re singing you have to be connected to the words, or there’s nothing there, you have to have an emotional connection to the song


Long After Midnight

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Long After Midnight; Star Eyes; The House Is Haunted; Heat Wave; Skylark's Song; I Walk A Little Faster / Manhattan; My Favorite Things; Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend; Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me; Mellow Yellow; The Surry With The Fringe On Top; When You're Smiling / Pennies From Heaven.


Article: Album Review

Lisa Lindsley: Long After Midnight

Read "Long After Midnight" reviewed by Edward Blanco

San Francisco Bay Area jazz vocalist Lisa Lindsley, unveils her second album Long After Midnight, conceived during a year-long stay in Paris and inspired after nights spent along the Seine commercial waterway and in various Parisian Cafes. Her career change to Europe was not exactly her direct choice but rather, a request from her high school ...


News: Performance / Tour

Bay Area Jazz Vocalist Lisa Lindsley to Make NY Debut March 28, with Pianist George Mesterhazy

Bay Area Jazz Vocalist Lisa Lindsley to Make NY Debut March 28, with Pianist George Mesterhazy

Lisa Lindsley's 2011 debut recording, Everytime We Say Goodbye, introduced jazz audiences to, as critic Ken Franckling described her, “a Bay Area singer we need to keep an eye on—and ears wide open for years to come." Lindsley is now preparing to make her New York debut—at the Metropolitan Room on Wednesday, March 28—and has put ...


Every Time We Say Goodbye

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Track listing: The Nearness of You; Don't Explain; Alice in Wonderland; The Very Thought of You; It's Only a Paper Moon; Everytime We Say Goodbye; Why Don't You Do Right; The Girl from Ipanema.


Article: Album Review

Lisa Lindsley: Every Time We Say Goodbye

Read "Every Time We Say Goodbye" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The jazz vocals standard repertoire is a durable one because it is populated with well-conceived and finely-crafted songs from the Great American Songbook. Of equal importance are the song's lyrics, cleverly constructed, and the melody, hook-filled. This song collection exists as a mountain to be climbed by any singer who believes him- or herself capable, willing ...


News: Recording

Bay Area Jazz Vocalist Lisa Lindsley Debuts on CD March 8

Bay Area Jazz Vocalist Lisa Lindsley Debuts on CD March 8

On her new recording, Everytime We Say Goodbye, jazz vocalist Lisa Lindsley makes a commanding debut as a storyteller and balladeer of the first order. With impeccable support from George Mesterhazy, the pianist and arranger, and bassist Fred Randolph, Lindsley is fearless in exploring the inner workings of her songs and what she calls “the moments ...


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