Elisa Goldman

Elisa Goldman

BandJazzFunk

Elisa is always ready to find the silver lining of any dark cloud. She's all smiles, and ready for anything. She sings Jazzed up funk, Hip hop soul and Bluesy Rock. Her rich, light voice will warm your soul. She'll have you grooving no matter what kind of music you listen to.

Biography

Elisa’s voice is uniquely her own. She exudes her own style and is always true to who she is. She sings everything from Jazzed up funk, to Hip hop soul, to Bluesy Rock. Her rich, light voice will make you want to hear more every time.

At age of 11, after the death of her older sister, Elisa found her voice. At age 13, she auditioned and won the lead role of Anika, in Brundibar, A children’s opera about the Holocaust. In the same year she performed the lead role in her school production of “Oliver”.

Born into a completely non-musical family, Elisa still credits her parents as musical influences. Growing up her parents listened to lots of different kinds of music, everything from the jazz greats like Bird, Louis, Ella, and Nina Simone to Motown singers like Aretha and Marvin Gaye. They also listened to folk music, so that helped develop my her and love of harmonies.

“ As I got older I discovered Hip-hop, and fell in love with the beats and power of words and rhyme. I am very influenced by the music of Blackalicious, India Arie, Erika Badu, Lauryn Hill and Saul Williams among others. My range of influences are so diverse, I could go on forever, but I also am influenced by Bif Naked, Dave Mathews Band, Indigo Girls, Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Bobby McFerrin and Sarah McLachlan. ”

Throughout 1997 and 1998 as a high school vocal major, Elisa performed for fellow students in the schools production of “Alice”, and “Maytime Melodies” in which she won the only solo spot. During this period Elisa became very involved in social justice issues. She performed solo a at the 1997 Peace and Harmony Rally at Metro Hall in Toronto, as well as was chosen to sing for the President of Guyana upon her visit to Canada. Elisa performed at a benefit concert for Canadian Jewish Humanitarian and Relief Committee (Songs Under the Stars), participated in the Hamilton’s Children’s Hospital Telethon, and was also invited to sing on television (Israel Today) during Jewish Book week.
In 2000, Elisa was a semi finalist for the YTV Achievement Awards, under the vocal category. When the Jerusalem youth Orchestra came to Canada, Elisa was the featured soloist with them on Breakfast TV (CITY TV, Toronto). In the summer of 2000, Elisa attended Berklee College of Music in Boston for a 5-week intensive summer program. This program really helped her blossom into the musician she is today.
“ It was amazing to be surrounded by so many talented, driven musicians. I had never been around so many people like that. They really pushed me to work harder and gave me the drive that I still have to this day.”

After Hurricane Katrina and Rita tore throughout the southern US in August 2005, and destroyed the city of New Orleans, Elisa knew she needed to do something to help. She organized a benefit concert, which had 8 bands performing to raise money for the reconstruction of the birthplace of Jazz. They raised over $2000 for the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

Elisa has always got a smile on her face, and she is ready to find the silver lining of any dark cloud.
Elisa’s fashion style can be compared to No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani and Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie, but her singing style is a unique sound that is all her own. She’ll captivate you with her energized, mature voice, and charming smile.

Set List

Generally play 45min-1hour sets.
JAZZ:
Body and Soul, key of D flat
But Beautiful, key of G
Everything Happens To Me, key of E flat
Fools rush in, key of G
Four, key of E flat
Gershwin Medley
God Bless The Child, key of C
Honey Suckle Rose, key of C
I got Rhythm, Key of G
If I Were A Bell, Key of C
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off, Key of C
Never been in love , key of C
Night and Day,
Someone to Watch Over Me, key of G
Summertime, Key of C minor
The Girl from Ipanema, key of F
What A difference a Day Made, key of C
You Don’t Know What Love Is, key of C minor
You Go To My Head, key of A

MONTREAL SOUND POLICY (one of Elisa's bands)
Passions
Wasting My Time
Fly
Elements
Little things
Backyard Jam
Can't Go On
Down
I Wish I Had A Radio
Shooting Star

COVERS
Sumertime By sublime (in C)
Dancing Queen By ABBA original Key
Fly like an Eagle By Steve Miler Band original Key
Superstition By Stevie Wonder (in F)
I wish By Stevie Wonder in original key
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