Born: September 24, 1954
Lisa Sokolov is a frontline New York jazz vocalist, improviser and composer. Her work embraces the best of new music, free and straight ahead jazz. Her recordings angel Rodeo, Lazy Afternoon and Presence have all received Best CD of the Year citations and press kudos. DownBeat magazine cites “Presence” as 5 stars, Best new Release of 2004 and their 2005 critics poll adds Sokolov onto their rising star vocalist list. Her new long awaited “A Quiet Thing” has once again made the CMJ Music charts and is being met with wide critical acclaim. Her own studies began as a classical pianist and singer with conservatory prep education and traditional musical training. Her intrigue with the music of John Coltrane led her to search out Coltrane's bassist Jimmy Garrison at Bennington College in Vermont. Choosing this school, she found herself able to study with trumpeter Bill Dixon, saxophonist Jimmy Lyons, and drummer Milford Graves, as well as composers Vivian Fine and Louis Calabro....
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Clinic/Workshop InformationA Workshop in Embodied VoiceWork with Lisa Sokolov "Voice through the Body to the Self" is a workshop exploring the resources and the power within the process of finding and freeing one's voice. Through free vocal improvisation each person connects with their own music, as well as the experience of improvising with others. The tools of this work are breath, tone, touch, imagery and vocal improvisation...