Lisa Rich

“… the complaint has often been lodged that no young jazz singers are coming up to take over from the Fitzgeralds and Vaughans. Every once in a while a singer such as Lisa Rich will come along and give the lie to this theory.” - Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times

The music of vocalist Lisa Rich combines the warmth of yesterday's standards with the harmonic freedom of today. “ I want to reach a whole spectrum of listeners,” Lisa says, and she has done just that. Her first record, “Listen Here,” reached the national airplay charts at No. 15, and was recommended by both Billboard and Downbeat magazines.

“Touch of the Rare,” her second recording, was performed with the internationally renowned Clare Fischer Group. Both albums are available worldwide from Discovery/Trend Records. A feature story on Lisa's first record appeared on the National Public Radio Program “All Things Considered.” “Voice of America” picked up this show and it was broadcast worldwide along with three of her other interviews. Internationally, Lisa has received airplay and rave reviews in England, Sweden, Brazil, France, Argentina, Mexico, Germany and Italy. She was also selected by United Airlines and by Sister Cities International to travel to the People's Republic of China as an Ambassador for Peace in 1986.

Lisa Rich's dedication to her art is well known here in America

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“She has often been billed as a cool jazz singer, citing early Miles Davis ballads as a principal influence, but her rich repertory includes many genres. Lisa Rich, an internationally known performer—also seen in area clubs such as Blues Alley and an acclaimed recording artist—is a native Washingtonian of whom the city can be proud. Lisa Rich shares her singing technique and artistic insights with class members, offering a rare glimpse of the professional world and a chance to learn insiders' secrets. Class members study a rich repertory of songs ranging from those of both the great masters and unknown composers to Broadway tunes and classics in various popular genres including jazz

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