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Welcome to the website of Lisa Thorson, a Boston-based jazz vocalist, actress, and music educator. She has performed at jazz clubs, on radio, on stage, in film, and on television for over thirty five years. In addition, she has toured throughout the U.S., Canada, and Italy as a concert artist and jazz vocal clinician and released six jazz recordings as a leader. Legendary jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan calls Lisa “one of the most exciting jazz singers on the scene today”.


“A gifted improviser of the most musical kind. She doesn’t sing songs. She sings music … the best jazz singer I have heard in years.”
- Chuck Graham, Tucson Citizen



I’m very proud to announce that my new CD, “Lisa Thorson Quartet Live”, will be available on April 14th! We’ll be having a release party that night at Arsenal Center for the Arts … come out and join us!


“Lisa Thorson Quartet Live” documents an evening of music recorded live at Scullers Jazz Club in 2009. It celebrates the collaboration, kinship, and musical interplay of more than 20 years between Lisa (vocals), Tim Ray (piano), David Clark (bass), and George Schuller (drums).


“Nothing can replace the energy, the charge, the surprise, the exchange of ideas and the roller coaster of improvising.I could not have been luckier than to have had this opportunity to capture the work of our quartet in this night of music.”
- Lisa Thorson