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Lisa Thorson

Lisa Thorson


Lisa Thorson is a popular 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 40 years. 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. Her most recent release, Lisa Thorson Quartet Live, received unanimous critical acclaim and international airplay. Critic and writer Michael Nastos hailed Resonance, her quintet’s album on GM Recordings, as “one of the very best musical offerings of the year, and an astonishing vocal document.”

Thorson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theater from Boston Conservatory and a master's degree in jazz vocal performance from New England Conservatory. She is a professor in the Voice Department at Berklee College of Music, where she received the Distinguished Faculty Award. She has taught at New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, and Wellesley College. The National Endowment for the Arts, Berklee College of Music, and numerous public and private foundations have supported her creative performance and educational projects.

In addition to her work as a vocal and jazz educator, Thorson’s current projects include her jazz quintet, the Post 1960 Repertoire Project, and Without Words: Inspiration, Discovery, and Practice, an ebook scheduled for publication in 2023.