It all started with Austrian folk music. But Elisabeth Lohninger's passionate love for music, combined with a yearning for freedom and independence, led her to New York, and to Jazz. With shows in jazz clubs, concert halls and the stages of international jazz festivals, she has proven herself to be a powerful and elusive talent. Her lyric alto voice is tailor-made to express the myriad of colors and shades of the Human condition. Recent albums such as "Soul Garden" and "Eleven Promises" showcase her adventurous spirit and deep love of song. She soars, cracks her heart wide open, and pulls the listener in - an invitation to live authentically and love with abandon.
Fans and press agree: Elisabeth Lohninger is a "Vocal acrobat". She has the ability to "enchant her audience with her incredible vocal range and multi-facetted voice, and to pull listeners into her stories and songs." Her music, though rooted in jazz, defies genre definition. Style serves song. Her songs run deep. And in Elisabeth's book, that's all that really matters.
Elisabeth is excited to share this performance with one of her favorite people to make music with, jazz guitarist Pete McCann. Originally from Wisconsin, Pete has been one of the most respected and industrious electric guitar players in New York and abroad for over 25 years. McCann's prowess has led him to perform with many of the jazz greats, including Kenny Wheeler, Dave Liebman, Lee Konitz, and Brian Blade, and the breadth of his experience - incorporating jazz, rock, Latin, fusion and contemporary classical - has prompted his appearance on over 100 album recordings. Working with the likes of Patti Austin, Grace Kelly and Curtis Stigers, as well as the Mahavishnu Project, he has progressively forged an enviable reputation for both exactitude and exhilarating musicality, influenced by seminal guitarists including Wes Montgomery, John Scofield, Allan Holdsworth and Mike Stern.
Elisabeth Lohninger – voice
Pete McCann – guitar
Expected Run Time is 120 minutes