Lisa Hearns

Lisa Hearns

BandJazzAdult Contemporary

Lisa Hearns is an acclaimed jazz and blues musician who has performed at legendary venues and festivals in Boston, New York City, and throughout New England. Bringing a contemporary edge to jazz and blues classics, Hearns is known for her range and versatility.

Biography

The daughter of two music professors, Hearns grew up in Massachusetts and is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. She formed and led her own group, playing in New York City for several years and touring throughout New England, performing together until 2001. She returned to New York City in September 2001 to continue her singing career. She has several professional recordings including her most recent album “Give Yourself Freely” for which she wrote eight of the ten blues and jazz tracks. She is an accomplished composer, singer, and pianist. She was a recent guest vocalist with the great Les Paul at the Iridium, and can be seen in clubs in Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and New Jersey. Critics have touted her vocals as “undeniably ghost-like – hers is a voice from the past with a respect for the establishment, yet she still finds a way to make it ballsy, fresh and distinct.” When describing Hearns, John Lee Hooker was quoted as saying "that girl can sing." Saxophonist and vocalist Jerry Vivino (Conan O'Brien's Max Weinberg 7 Band) has said "Lisa will always be welcomed on my stage. She's a pro with a refreshing style of her own." When describing Hearns’ debut album, James Montgomery, New England blues legend had this to say: “Hearns is evocative of Nina Simone on one song, Maria Muldaur on the next and Ruth Brown on another.”

Lyrics

Poison Eyes

Written By: Lisa Hearns

POISON EYES

NO COMPELLING NEED TO CALL YOU HANDSOME
NO, YOUR LOOKS WOULD NEVER WIN A PRIZE
POWERS THAT BE WOULD NEVER OFFER RANSOME,
FOR A MAN WHO’S TOO MUCH FOOL, TOO LITTLE WISE,
BUT YOU’VE GOT…

POISON EYES,
POISON EYES,
POISON EYES

TRY TO RUN AWAY YOU ALWAYS FIND ME,
TRY TO CALL FOR HELP YOU MUTE MY CRIES
TRY ESCAPING FROM THE TIES THAT BIND ME,
JUST NO USE TO FIGHT YOU’RE TWICE MY SIZE,
WITH YOUR…

POISON EYES,
POISON EYES,
POISON EYES

POISON PARALYZED MY WILL,
EYES LIKE KNIVES BUT SHARPER STILL
JUST NO USE TO FIGHT THOSE POISON EYES

SEVERED EVERY TIE THAT YOU COULD THINK OF,
THREW AWAY EACH FRIEND THAT YOU DESPISED
CANCELLED EVERY DREAM I’M ON THE BRINK OF,
DREAMS I HAVE JUST DISAPPEAR AND DIE,
IN YOUR…

POISON EYES,
POISON EYES,
POISON EYES

Discography

Telifaro - "Give Yourself Freely" released on the Kwantefyable Label, November, 1999.

Set List

Typical sets include classic renditions and original arrangements of jazz standards, as well as original arrangements of some popular tunes, reharmonized and placed in a jazz setting. Sets can be modified to accomodate any venue's or festival's needs, in terms of length. For example, thirty, forty-five, and fifty-five minute sets, as well as multiple sets in each time format are available.