Maya Lisa's projects:
The Jamal Thomas Band
Our new album with the Jamal Thomas Band called "Funk don't move, it grooves" has just been mastered. The new album will be released on the 14th of april (2018) in Jazzclub Minden. I am very proud of the album and that the process of two years of work has been finished. I cannot wait to release it and show everybody the hard work that we did.
After a busy year of concerts in different sorts of musicscenes (clubs, weddings, sessions), it's time for my own project: Maya's world.
I've been collecting many songs over the years and by the influences of different musicstyles (classical, R'n'B and modern music), I am trying to search for a mixture of styles that represent music from my heart and soul. It's hard not to be seduced by the commercial music business, but I am on the right way to write music and letting go of all judgements (mainly from myself). I am happy to do this with different musicians that I admire so much.
11.01 Roadrunner, Wiesbaden, DE
18.01 Jephly, Garmisch-Parchenkirchen, DE
19.01 Ten Ahead, Velbert, DE
24.01 Jephly, Darmstadt, DE
09.02 Hausmusik/ Radius Live recording, Köln, DE
11-15.02 The Cloud Experience, Fuertaventura, E
18.02 Videoshooting Sophie's World, Köln, DE
10.03 Erlebnisbauernhof Gertrudenhof, Hürth, DE
11.05 Wedding, Köln, DE
14.05 Charity concert Sophie's World, Essen, DE
09.06 Erlebnisbauernhof Gertrudenhof, Hürth, DE
10.06 Erlebnisbauernhof Gertrudenhof, Hürth, DE
13.07 Wedding, Köln, DE
20.07 Wedding, Düsseldorf, DE
08-11.08 Jamal Thomas Band, Slovenia
18.08 Erlebnisbauernhof Gertrudenhof, Hürth, DE
08.09 Erlebnisbauernhof Gertrudenhof, Hürth, DE
13.10 Erlebnisbauernhof Gertrudenhof, Hürth, DE
27.10 Erlebnisbauernhof Gertrudenhof, Hürth, DE
That the talented singer-songwriter Maya Lisa is blessed with a gift, shows by the fact that she has worked with some of the best musicians in the business. She is lead vocalist, writer and dancer in the group of award winning funk drummer Jamal Thomas (Maceo Parker, the S.O.S.Band). Lisa has written the lyrics for the theater tour Mr. Richard Parker by avant-garde jazz master fluteplayer Chris Hinze (oct.2017-dec.2017).
Music is second nature for Maya. As a young girl she studied music theory and violin. Maya began an intense concentration on singing at the age of 12 and in 2004 she began studying classical singing and graduated from the acclaimed CODARTS conservatory in Rotterdam. From 2014-2015 Maya studied the experimental theatre master: This Is Music Theatre Education on the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.
Though classically trained, Maya has always had a fascination for R&B and soul music. Her solo debut (set for release end of 2018) will be imbued with these influences. A production which shows Maya’s passion for singing and her capacity to connect the listener with her heart. She likes to be an example for those who want to transform their dreams into reality. An ambition she also expresses in her socially engaged songs.
Jamal Thomas is clear about Lisa’s future: “Maya is extremely talented. I have worked with many great singers and she becomes one of them. Calm, explosive and always well prepared. She is loaded with knowledge, creative at the drop of a hat and a great songwriter. I enjoy working with her. Look out for Maya Lisa, this beautiful voice of the future.”