Primary Instrument: Vocalist
LITTLE WARRIOR, Lisa Engelken's highly-anticipated new album is scheduled for release on October 1, 2013!
Lisa has written, arranged & produced all 11 arresting tracks on Little Warrior, that will take you on a journey to the heavens above and back into the depths below, painting an aural chiaroscuro of the soul.
Engelken’s sonic palate colors cacophonous and symphonic, then suddenly strips down naked. Consonance and dissonance interweave, swirl and wrestle for position as her voice alternately cuts raw, soars powerful, or simply floats pristine.
With an uncanny emotional depth and technical fluency, Lisa draws upon the brutality and beauty of the human experience, to explore and embrace her angels and demons. Little Warrior is Engelken’s follow-up to Caravan, named among the “Best of 2010” by the Jazz Journalists Association and includes “From the Earth, Lisa’s exciting lyric version of Freddie Hubbard’s “Red Clay.” ...
Awards:- "Caravan" Named to the Best of 2010 List by the Jazz Journalist Association (Ken Franckling and Christopher Loudon) - Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award: Best Supporting Actress for San Francisco production of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" - WAMMIE award: Best Female Vocalist - MOVA Songwriting Award: Jazz Category
* Dave Bass Quartet, Gone (Dave Bass Music) * Lisa Engelken, Caravan (Little Angel) * Tamir Hendelman, Destinations (Resonance) * Dave Holland Octet, Pathways (Dare2) * Christine Jensen, treelines (Justin Time) * Pat Metheny, Orchestrion (Nonesuch) * Jean-Michel Pilc, True Story (Dreyfus) * Ellen Rowe Quartet, Wishing Well (PKO Records) * Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband, Ceremony (Otá) * Jacky Terrasson, Push (Concord Jazz)
Christopher Loudon of Jazz Times Best New Releases of 2010:
1. Herbie Hancock The Imagine Project (Hancock/Red) 2. José James & Jef Neve For All We Know (Impulse!) 3. Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden Jasmine (ECM) 4. Cheryl Bentyne The Gershwin Songbook (King/ArtistShare) 5. Gregory Porter Water (Motéma) 6. Milton Suggs Things to Come (Skiptone) 7. Lisa Engelken Caravan (Little Angel) 8. Carolyn Leonhart/Wayne Escoffery Tides of Yesterday (Savant) 9. Hilary Kole You Are There (Justin Time) 10. Nellie McKay Normal as Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day (Verve)
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San Francisco, CA
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students