Music

FIU Jazz Vocal Ensemble performs Wizard of Oz

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The FIU Jazz Vocal Ensemble, led by Lisanne Lyons, will perform music from the Wizard of Oz, sambas, swing, gospel, contemporary, a cappella and beautiful ballads. The group consists of twelve to fifteen vocalists and a four-piece rhythm section that often emphasizes close harmonies, improvisation, cutting-edge repertoire, and new works by students and FIU faculty. They have also been known to perform … +

Music

Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at Arts Garage

Fri 29 Dec, 2017

The Dick Lowenthal Orchestra pays Ella Fitzgerald Tribute with vocalist Lisanne Lyons, they celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald, one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time. It will include music of many of the jazz icons with whom she collaborated, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Louis Armstrong. Other selections to be performed come from … +

Museums

Jazz at MOCA: Lisanne Lyons

Fri Aug 25, 2017

Lisanne’s career began immediately following high school as the featured vocalist for three Air Force bands. She has been featured with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson, Arturo Sandoval, Roanoke Symphony, Palm Beach Pops, XL Big Band in Sweden, Nantes Big Band, Los Alas Studio Orchestra, and various bands and orchestras across the country. She has produced two solo CD’s and two … +

Music

Jazz at MOCA with Lisanne Lyons

Fri 25 Aug, 2017

Lisanne Lyons teaches Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. Prior to this she was an Associate Professor of Music at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She was founder of the vocal jazz program and directed the Down Beat award-winning vocal jazz group, the New Virginians. During her tenure at VT, she received the Gamma … +