About Lisa Dae: Lisa Dae's distinctive vocals have earned her a loyal and rapidly growing fan base. Classically trained she can sing what she hears. Considered the preeminent jazz vocalist in the NW, Lisa is well on her way to a long and successful music career. Look for an LP soon.
Your favorite recording in your discography and why? Oscar Peterson Trio's We Get Requests. When you listen, you'll know why.
What do you think is the most important thing you are contributing musically? Gut wrenching vocals without all the gymnastics.
Did you know... I'm an avid golfer :)
CDs you are listening to now: Sinne Eeg: Face the Music
How would you describe the state of jazz today? A lot of silver haired folk out there in the audiences today. Makes me concerned. Jazz is bigger in Europe than in the States. Makes me sad. However, there are a lot of amazing teachers and players out there in the grind and I believe they are making a difference.
What are some of the essential requirements to keep jazz alive and growing? We need to get back to the roots. Jazz and dancing were two peas and a pod. If was meant to be fun! The players I hear today are technically amazing but are not too concerned about the audience. There needs to be a balance of "doing your thing" as a player and keeping the audience engaged...
What is in the near future? A concert on December 17 with my college roommate and friend who is currently the jazz director at the University of Kansas and a composer/arranger himselfan amazing tenor player.
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