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Westmoreland Jazz Society Concert featuring Lisa Ferraro

  • December 15, 2016 - December 15, 2016
  • Location: The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
  • Address: 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601
  • Times: 7:30 PM
  • Admission: $15 for members, $20 for non-members, $5 for students (age 21 and under)
  • 724-837-1500

Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are available at the door, online, or by calling 1.888.71TICKETS. $15 for members, $20 for non-members, $5 for students (age 21 and under) Not a member? Join now!

 

Lisa is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she has been an in-demand local performer while also touring nationally and internationally. Her debut at Anna’s Jazz Island in Berkeley was followed by performances with a Big Band at Yoshi’s Jazz Club and at La Peña Cultural Center with Erika Luckett, and she has become a regular at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse. As a producer, she has organized “Diva Nights” in both Pittsburgh and the Bay Area as fundraisers for musicians facing cancer. She has recorded and performed nationally and internationally with big band jazz ensembles, rock and soul bands, and in a duo with vocalist and guitarist Erika Luckett. Ferraro debuted an original composition with Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops, and has performed and recorded with jazz legends Hendrik Merkins and Roger Humphries. In 2005, she teamed up with musician, composer and arranger Mike Tomaro. As a recipient of a Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour grant for many years, she toured throughout the US and Canada with Tomaro’s Big Band. As a composer, Ferraro has written music for ABC TV’s Wife Swap; Polygram Films; The Roberto Clemente Foundation; and the play The Other Side of the River, which aired on PBS stations. She was also commissioned by Major League Baseball and the Pittsburgh Pirates to write and perform the song More Than A Man commemorating the late great Roberto Clemente. In performance, she tries to connect with the audience individually and personally. Ferraro graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Child Psychology from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. In 1999 she founded SoulCall, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of foster children and at risk youth, and she was selected in 2009 as one of Pittsburgh’s Fifty Finest by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of America. She has released ten albums, beginning with Balance in 1998, an uplifting mix of modern rock and ballads. In the early 1990s, she had begun to develop a passion for jazz standards, and this was reflected in her next two recordings, LYF Standards and Timeless, released in 2002 and 2003 respectively. One of her recordings, Jazz Up the Holidays, was nominated for an International Independent Music Award in 2006. 

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