Get To Know Lisa Lindsley…

Town and state you grew up in: Ogden, Utah

Town and state you live in now:  Oakland, California

First instrument: I first began on piano, and then as a teen moved to the guitar and as an adult I started singing after I was 50 years old.

Instruments you currently play: Bad piano, but good enough to help me practice my vocals, and guitar, but only for myself. Just picked up the Uke

First performance: I was 4 years old when I was cast in a stage show of The Wizard of Oz. However, I did not think I could sing, so I didn’t begin this career of singing until 2010 with George Mesterhazy (Shirley Horn) as my mentor until he died.

Last book you read: The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood. Right now? The Liars Club by Mary Karr (hilarious and sad)

Favorite movie: Not a fair question, Old movies: the Bishops Wife – New Movies: Hidden Numbers. Animation: The Incredibles (or anything Pixar)

Favorite song: That changes a lot, but at the moment it is the Heather on the Hill

Who would you most like to have Dinner with: Alive: Martin Scorsese Dead: Satchmo

Three CD’s you can’t live without: What? Not fair, how to pick just 3? Miles Davis, Blue in Green (when I feel sad and melancholy) Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, The Hottest New Group in Jazz (when I am up and want killing harmonic vocals) Jamie Cullum, Twentysomething(singing along with the world)

Your most recent project: Wouldn’t It Be Lovely songs from movie musicals but with wonderful jazz infused rhythms and fabulous arrangements by Laurent Marode.

Message to the world: Music touches our very soul. Life moments are defined by the music we heard at the moment we fell in love, or the time we lost a loved one. It exemplifies who we are, how we view the world around us, and the people we spend the most time with. We live in a world of fast paced, give it to me now mentality where many people don’t always take a moment out of their hectic life to just sit, without technology, and listen to the message of the music. So my message to the world is just: Listen! Listen to your friends, listen to your parents, and listen to the music.