Sultry (yet funny) Chanteuse
A short interview with Lisa.
March 2012 -
You just came back from New York, how was it out there?
“It was just like a beautiful springtime should be, warm and inviting. I performed my show, “I’ve Got a Lot of Livin’ To Do” at the Metropolitan Room on March 28th, they were a very grateful audience and we all felt right at home with each other, they laughted where they were suppose to and cried on the emotional song, Everytime We say Goodbye. While I was there I was lucky enough to sit in at Birdland, Smoke and Smalls playing with some really wonderful musicians.”
George Mesterhazy was your pianist. Was it nice to be together again?
“You have no idea, George is one of my favorite people in the world, a gracious pianist for vocalists and one hell of a piano player. No wonder Shirley Horn loved him! I love him! I really want to make another album with him, we have one in the works.”
How was the show at Cape May?
“The place was packed with my favorite people who live down there, amazing musicians came and sat in that night, we closed the place down until they finally kicked us out. Can I just stay down there and not come home to reality?”
Did you invite Johnny Depp to your show?
“You know how much I adore Johnny Depp, I usually invite him to every show, but not this one. When I performed at The Raazz Room in July last year, he did indeed make an appearance at the Rrazz Room that Sunday, in a very cardboard, stiff kind of way. You had to be there to really appreciate what happened on stage. I should have invited him, huh?”
What’s next for you?
“I will be teaching a class at The Jazz School over the summer on Stage Presence, you should attend, it might boost your interviews. Of course I am at Zingari Jazz Lounge twice a month and I will be presenting at the Western Arts Alliance in September.”
Thanks so much, look forward to listening to a new album in the future.
(An Update: George Mesterhazy unexpedily passed away April 12th, 4 days after his 59th birthday. Here is a link to learn more click here: George Mesterhazy )
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Sultry Jazz Chanteuse
When the lights go down… And the music starts
“The mood is intimate as her duo accompaniment…help her keep it quiet and subtle. an album full of love songs, “The Nearness of You” sets the pace with a lazy cadence and rhythm; Lindsley’s simple delivery is delicate and unaffected.“ John Ephland- Downbeat, March issue
Ken Franckling of Jazz Times said of Lisa, “Lindsley’s charming and expressive voice catches your ear because of her natural sense of phrasing, timing and expression. On this trio project, she was fortunate to call on pianist George Mesterhazy, who is a premier accompanist for singers (Shirley Horn, Paula West, Rebecca Parris, Karrin Allyson, among others), and rock-solid bassist Fred Randolph. She makes each standard her own.”
All About Jazz “She sings….simply, presenting the melodies in a relaxed and listener-friendly way. Her exquisitely balanced voice is what gives Lindsley license for such straight and compelling interpretation, interpretation that would be banal and boring in less talented voices.”
C. Michael Baily
Lisa Lindsley‘s debut CD, “Everytime We Say Goodbye” is a fine roll of silk filled with colors, light and compassion. Lindsley is blossoming into a wonderful jazz singer, she brings life and emotion into anything she sings. Her light,fresh sound is, at times, reminiscent of Blossom Dearie…Her playful and humorous performances are delightful and highly recommended and her dedication to the music is paying off big time as she turns into a real jazz singer.
George Mesterhazy is a brilliant grammy-nominated jazz pianist who has played on countless albums supporting the biggest names in show business. For years he was pianist for the great Shirley Horn after diabetes made it so she could no longer play the piano. He has performed at venues around the world and currently resides in Cape May, New Jersey where he runs the Marion Inn while still finding time to tour around the world and do what he loves most, music.
Fred Randolph is currently the leader of The Fred Randolph Quintet and has played around the Bay Area as well as the World Music Festival in Shanghai, Vallejo Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, and Fillmore Street Jazz Festival.
The album was released on March 08, 2011, you can purchase it here and get an autographed copy:
It is also available on iTunes and CD Baby.
“Everytime We Say Goodbye”