Born: July 28
Lisa Hearns is an acclaimed jazz vocalist who has performed at legendary venues and festivals in Boston, New York City, and throughout New England. The daughter of two music professors, Hearns grew up in Massachusetts and is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Before attending Berklee she formed and led her own group, playing in New York City for several years and traveling throughout New England, performing together until 2001. She returned to New York City in September, 2001 to continue her singing career. Hearns has made several professional recordings to date including her debut jazz release I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good' produced by six-time Grammy Award Winner Elliot Scheiner. Scheiner wrote The first time I heard Lisa Hearns sing, I knew I had to work with her...She is truly one of the most extraordinary singers I have ever worked with. She has a most identifiable voice and an artistic approach to performing unlike anyone I've ever worked with....
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Chris Spector MIDWEST RECORD
“For her debut release, I Got It Bad & That Ain’t Good, ….Lisa Hearns, has hit the ground running. Hearns has got a Doris Day, girl next door kind of voice delivered with a relaxed presentation that is alluring, and seductive... Brilliantly conceived and performed, I Got It Bad & That Ain’t Good is fresh music by a fresh voice!”
George Harris ALL ABOUT JAZZ Los Angeles
“Hearns sounds like she could have been transported to the future from an era when many jazz vocalists were household names...“I Got It Bad & That Ain’t Good succeeds on all fronts...a rare achievement for a debut album.”
Dan Bilawsky JAZZ IMPROV NY
Lisa Hearns isn't quite the newcomer, but she hasn't yet achieved the national attention that her talent could command...