Born: May 17, 1984 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Music played a bit of a different role in the beginning for Lindy. Finding the perfect song to choreograph and dance to was key, as Lindy dreamt of becoming a professional dancer one day. Her childhood was filled with an array of dance styles, recitals and show choir competitions, always being labeled the 'dancer', never the 'singer'. Upon graduation from Sauk Prairie High School, Sauk City, WI, Lindy attended UW Stevens Point to receive her BA in dance. With her goal in sight, Lindy dove into the world of college dance, only to become sidetracked by the musical productions UWSP had to offer. These shows ignited Lindy's flame for singing, a talent which she thought she would never desire. Being cast in multiple musicals paired with private voice lessons created a newfound goal; to become a professional singer.
After receiving her BA in dance, she pushed that dream aside, moved to Chicago in 2007, and began pursuing her conquest as a professional singer. Soon after her relocation, Lindy met the fabulous Chicago based jazz vocalist, Ms. Elaine Dame. Listening to Elaine sing standards from 'The Great American Songbook' was mesmerizing. Lindy then knew there was a reason she met Elaine; so Ms. Dame could mentor her in the world of vocal jazz. Lindy dove into the role as student, never looking back, to devour the knowledge Elaine presented to her. After three years of lessons under her belt, Lindy began performing live in and around Chicago, and couldn't feel more satisfied with this new career path.
Every day is a thrill being in the Chicago jazz scene with such amazing and devoted jazz musicians, not to mention, having the honor to perform with them. Jazz is alive in Chicago, and Lindy is forever grateful for listeners that keep it that way. Lindy Endres, the 'Jazz Singer' hopes to see you in the audience some day soon. Until then, let's keep jazz alive!