Lisa Janine Gary is a versatile New York-based vocalist, songwriter, and lyricist hailing from Great Neck, NY. Her unique approach to singing blends the styles of her many musical influences. Finding music to be boundless, Lisa uses her voice to emote songs written in various styles. She inherited her musicality, rhythm, and love for music from her family dating back to her grandfather, a Hungarian classical pianist and her Grandmother, a modern dancer. In a musical household, Lisa grew up surrounded by her father’s passion for jazz and began studying classical trumpet under his wing when she was nine. She studied Jazz Voice at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in Montreal and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Performance with the honor of Outstanding Achievement in Jazz Voice. After graduating, Lisa has continued her jazz career while exploring pop, funk, folk, r&b, and house music.
Lisa’s recent focus has been on honing her craft in the cross-over pop world. Her fans successfully funded her Kickstarter campaign for the creation of her debut album. She recorded with award winning, Grammy-nominated producer and arranger Rob Mounsey. Utilizing his extensive experience in pop and jazz, Mounsey helped to establish her original sound. The album features an incredible band that includes Mounsey on keyboard and trumpet legend Lew Soloff (Blood Sweat & Tears), who recently passed away. Soloff has been a supportive friend and mentor to Lisa and is responsible for bringing Lisa and Mounsey together. Soloff’s featured tracks on the album, “I’ll Be Seeing You” and “Mercy Mercy Mercy”, were released in March 2016 in honor of his birthday. “I’ll Be Seeing You” made it onto WBGO 88.3 Jazz’s radio station, dubbed “The Jazz Capitol of the Word”. The first single off the record, “Good Love”, was released along with a music video that was recently premiered by Vevo. Produced by The Motion Picture Company, the video holds a unique concept, as it was filmed from a dog’s perspective. More singles will be released leading up to the full 10-track album release!