Lisa Marien has just released her debut album Just For Once, with Grammy nominated pianist John di Martino as her musical director/arranger/pianist, Vince Cherico on drums, Hans Glawischnig and James Hunter on bass, Paul Meyers on acoustic guitar, Steve Marien on saxophones, Miguel Rios, Jr. on percussion, Claude McKnight (founder/lead tenor of 10 time Grammy Award winning group Take 6) as her vocal coach, and the engineering talents of Grammy Award winner Christopher Sulit at Trading 8's Studio, and Norman Johnson at Manor Recording.
Lisa enraptures audiences with her smooth and intuitive jazz vocal stylings. She fuses her experiences and influences to present a repertoire of classic and contemporary song that pleases music lovers of all ages.
Listening to Lisa, you'll feel echoes of Sarah Vaughan's elegant phrasing, intertwined with the contemporary smoothness of Anita Baker: a warm, rich palette of sound that embraces you.
Over her career, Lisa has performed with world percussionist Royal Hartigan, with the New World Jazz Orchestra, with jazz ensemble The J Hunter Group, with The New London Big Band, with tribute group The Collective, with top 40 groups Odds On Favorite and After Hours, and with Christian artists Heart's Cry, Roy Maclean, Mary Shuttleworth, and Tower of Praise. When Lisa's not singing jazz, she's "on stage" with one of her favorite audiences: K-5 music students at Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School in New London, CT.