While the other kids were outside playing, Lisa would bury herself within the soft sheets of her parents bed while indulging in classic black and white movies that introduced her to big band music.
Mesmerized by the details of the music and the fashion, she had big dreams to become a fashion designer to the stars and a singer.
Years of rehearsing songs like Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition of “Angel Eyes” in her hair brush would pay off in years to come as Lisa begin taking her childhood fantasy to sing to the big stage across the world and put fashion on hold.
A preacher’s daughter, she was groomed for gospel while having a secret affair with jazz and big band music.
With the support of her mom, Lisa continued throughout the years to embrace both the gospel world and the jazz world, infusing a sound all her own.
Lisa has toured the US and has also headlined several tours of her own within the US and abroad.
- 4th album debut TOP 20 on Billboard
- 3 UK Tours (Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, London, Gatwick)
- Has appeared on the cover of Braids and Beauty
- Has appeared in Hype and Hair magazine, Ebony, Christianity Today
- Nominated in 9 categories for the “2010 EN SOUND MUSIC AWARDS
- Headliner for the Jacksonville Jazz Festival
- Guest on appearance of BET, TBN and CBN
- Shared the stage with Ledisi, Michelle Williams, Coko SWV, Lela James, Keke Wyatt
- Featured vocalist on Doc Handy record “Nation’s Prayer
- Co-written songs with Mark Kibble of Take 6
- Collaborated with jazz greats John “Little John” Lumpkin of the John Lumpkin Trio, percussionist Doc Handy, guitarist David P. Stevens and duo Allen and Allen