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Lisa Young AU

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.

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”Her sophisticated blend of Indian and jazz idioms seduces from the start and never releases its hold.” - Ian Patterson, All About Jazz

“Totally engaging… her art is an awesome rhythmic control. Not to be missed, this is one out of the box.” - Leon Gettler, The AGE, Australia.

“Young has developed a fine vocal instrument, dark and rich, with a rare confidence when improvising… Indeed, it’s a rare vocal album where the wordless tracks… are the most interesting. That’s the case here. But everything on this fascinating session is of interest” - David Dupont CADENCE Mag., USA.

“An intelligent, loving, and unforced marriage of two great musical traditions” - Doug Spencer, ABC radio, Australia.

“Lisa Young revels in jazz and excels in it” - Sunday Mid-Day Profile, Mumbai, India

“Remarkable grace in amazing voice” - Jessica Nicholas, The Age, Australia.

“The topography crosses Jazz, Indian and African terrain..

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Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

Melbourne

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background

Vocal Tutor, Contemporary Music stream at Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University, Southbank Campus. Northern Metro Institute of Technology (NMIT) VCE solo and group performance. Guest Seminar presentations at VCA, NMIT (industry day).

Clinic/Workshop Information

Using chants, songs, soundscapes, vocal percussion, and simple percussion parts, Lisa inspires singers to explore rhythm, harmony and improvisation

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