Wednesday, November 12, 2014

FIU School of Music's Jazz at the Wertheim Series Features Lisanne Lyons November 19

FIU Jazz -
Excellence in
Preparation and Presentation

Florida International University
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Concert Hall
10910 SW 17th Street
Miami FL 33199


Wednesday, November 19, 2014 ~ 7:30pm, $5-$10
Vocal Sensation Lisanne Lyons
w/  FIU Studio Jazz Big Band
Directed by James Hacker
also featuring
The FIU Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Directed by Lisanne Lyons

Jim Hacker directs the FIU Studio Jazz Big Band, with special guest vocalist Lisanne Lyons. Later she directs the newly formed jazz vocal ensemble for a selection of favorites.

Lisanne Lyons earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Lisanne Lyon’s career began immediately after high school as the featured vocalist with three Air Force bands, as well as with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson, Arturo Sandoval, Roanoke Symphony, Palm Beach Pops and various bands and orchestras across the country. She currently teaches Jazz Voice at Florida International University, School of Music, in Miami.

She has produced two solo CDs and two CDs as lead soprano in the Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet, with whom she performed at major jazz festivals across the country and abroad. She also performs with the jazz group Mad Romance. After earning her master’s degree, she joined the national touring company of “City of Angels” and was a featured performer with Joel Grey on an NBC Orange Bowl halftime show. With numerous performing, recording, and backup singing credits, plus several Down Beat awards, Lisanne Lyons is in demand as a performer, arranger, adjudicator and clinician.

Wednesday, February 4, 2014 ~ 7:30pm, $5-1$10
Soundscapes with Tom Lippincott
In collaboration with other members of the FIU jazz faculty, Tom Lippincott will present an exciting program consisting of his unique arrangements of standards, jazz tunes, contemporary popular songs, and original compositions. Eight-string guitarist Lippincott incorporates the extra range of his instrument and various electronic effects and loops to create lush harmonies and ethereal soundscapes.

Saturday, February 7, 2014 ~ 7:30pm
Grammy Winner John Fedchock
with the FIU Studio Jazz Big Band
Directed by James Hacker

Thursday, February 12, 2014 ~ 7:30pm
Rudolfo Zuniga's Surface Quartet

Wednesday, April 8, 2014 ~ 7:30pm
FIU Studio Jazz Big Band
Directed by James Hacker

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