Track

Lisa Sokolov

Born: September 24, 1954    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Lisa Sokolov

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....
read more

Awards:

Presence gets 5 star masterpiece from Downbeat and BEst of the Year Sokolov gets listed as Rising star vocalist Downbeat 2005
As a Leader

A Quiet Thing
Laughing Horse Records
2009

Sokolov Solo Live DVD
Laughing Horse Records
2008

Presence
Laughing Horse Records
2004

Lazy Afternoon
Laughing Horse Records
1999

Angel Rodeo
Laughing Horse Records
1993

As Featured Vocalist

2007 - SpiritWorld, DVD with William Parker, Oluyemi Thomas, Joe Mcphee, Lisa Sokolov Jeff Schlanger
2002 - Songs, Gerry Hemingway, Between the Lines
1999 - Song Cycle, William Parker, Boxholder
1998 - Live at Irving Plaza, Ellen Christi & Menage, Soul Note
1997 - Sunrise in the Tone World, The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, AUM Fidelity
1992 - Better World, Illustrio, Uneet Records

As Contributor

2006 - Sudden Sunsets Live from Alice Tully Hall, Downtown Music Works
2005 - Brazilliance, Derrick Jordan, World Soul Records
2005 - Vision, Vol. 3, [CD/DVD] Various Artists
2004 - Super String Theory, Derrick Jordan, World Soul Records
2003 - World of Love, Ellipsis Arts, Various Artists
2003 - American Lullaby, Ellipsis Arts, Various Artists
2002 - Mother Earth Lullaby, Ellipsis Arts, Various Artists
2001 - Mama's Lullaby, Ellipsis Arts, Various Artists

Disclaimer: All About Jazz is not responsible for the accuracy of the discographical data at the website(s) provided. If a link is no longer valid, please contact discography@allaboutjazz.com. Thank you.

Primary Instrument:
Vocalist

Location:
Nyack, NY

Clinic/Workshop Information:
A 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. Through a series of developmentally sequenced exercises we use these tools to connect to impulse and information in the body. We then move into a process of exploration, awareness, release, strengthening and integration of the body, the voice and the self. Individual work evolves into duet and group work. The goal of the work is to embody the voice, to come more fully into one’s body, one’s sound, one’s music and one’s expressiveness. What is it to bring one’s awareness and breath and sound from the entire body and being? What process ensues from this experience? Embodied VoiceWork is about deep listening. It is about connecting into and sensing our bodies. It is about giving voice to what is heard and felt. After a five-day session individuals can expect to be more grounded in their bodies and be able to improvise and sing more freely and expressively. They will be more fluent in the language of music. Their listening skills will be awakened both internally and externally. They will have come into a new relationship with their own process and expressiveness. This work can open individuals to a powerful experience of emotional, energetic and expressive aliveness. This work has been applied in the training of actors, dancers and musicians in workshops in Europe, the US, Canada and in long-term training at the Experimental Theater Wing at New York University. This work is also used for training of therapists, physicians, and has been applied in as widely divergent contexts as The Big Apple Circus and The Jewish Theological Seminary workshops. √ A 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. Through a series of developmentally sequenced exercises we use these tools to connect to impulse and information in the body. We then move into a process of exploration, awareness, release, strengthening and integration of the body, the voice and the self. Individual work evolves into duet and group work. The goal of the work is to embody the voice, to come more fully into one’s body, one’s sound, one’s music and one’s expressiveness. What is it to bring one’s awareness and breath and sound from the entire body and being? What process ensues from this experience? Embodied VoiceWork is about deep listening. It is about connecting into and sensing our bodies. It is about giving voice to what is heard and felt. After a five-day session individuals can expect to be more grounded in their bodies and be able to improvise and sing more freely and expressively. They will be more fluent in the language of music. Their listening skills will be awakened both internally and externally. They will have come into a new relationship with their own process and expressiveness. This work can open individuals to a powerful experience of emotional, energetic and expressive aliveness. This work has been applied in the training of actors, dancers and musicians in workshops in Europe, the US, Canada and in long-term training at the Experimental Theater Wing at New York University. This work is also used for training of therapists, physicians, and has been applied in as widely divergent contexts as The Big Apple Circus and The Jewish Theological Seminary workshops.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Lisa Sokolov events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

comments powered by Disqus
Rank: 3,272 Views: 6,143
Featured recording “A Quiet Thing”

A Quiet Thing
Laughing Horse Records (2009)

Weekly Giveaways

Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp
About | Enter

Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley
About | Enter

Tord Gustavsen

Tord Gustavsen
About | Enter

Alfredo Rodriguez

Alfredo Rodriguez
About | Enter

An innovative and rich resource For Jazz Musicians

The All About Jazz musician database grows daily
with the help of musicians, supportive professionals and advocates.

Musician? Plug in and promote yourself today.

Learn how