Born: October 21
Lisa Young is well known to World and Jazz Music listeners as a creative vocal stylist and improviser, incorporating Indian and African elements in her work. A longtime student of maestro Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani in Chennai, India, Lisa specializes in Konnakol - South Indian vocal percussion. She has studied South Indian music since 1994, both in Australia and in India. In 2010 she received the Monash-Pratt Post Graduate Award for her PhD Music Performance candidature at Monash University.
Lisa Young Quartet's album Grace won the prestigious Bell award for Best Australian Vocal Jazz Album in 2007. Following that, In 2008, Young received an Australia Council Project Fellowship enabling her to further her study in India and compose new vocal works.
Her quartet premiered their new song cycle The Eternal Pulse at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival in 2011, releasing the CD in 2012 In Australia and in 2013 Worldwide. The album was a finalist in 2012 Bell Awards Best Australian Vocal Album. It features compositions by Young in collaboration with bassist Ben Robertson and K. Mani containing passages of Konnakol and rhythmic recitations, layering Indian elements, rhythmic textures and ensemble dialogue, in an evocative journey of sound and song....
Awards2003 - Best "Folk/World" song for "Thulele Mama Ya" (with Coco's Lunch) in the Contemporary Acappella Recording Awards, USA. 2003 - Coco's Lunch album "A Whole New Way of Getting Dressed' finalist in Best Folk/World Album, CARA awards USA. 2007 - "Grace" album awarded Best Australian Vocal Album 2007, in the Bell Awards 2007 - Coco's Lunch "Blueprint" ARIA Award nomination. 2008 - Australia Council Project Fellowship for further her study in India and to compose new works. 2010 - Awarded the Monash-Pratt Post Graduate Award for her PhD Music Performance candidature at Monash University. 2012 - "The Eternal Pulse" finalist in the Bell Awards for "Best Australian Vocal Album 2012".
The Eternal PulseSelf Produced
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