It was great to spend an hour on the radio with the great saxophone player, Lisa Parrott.

The annual 2013 and 2014 Down Beat Critics Poll recently voted hera Rising Star for baritone saxophone players. Lisa was featured alongside her sister, bassist Nicki, at the prestigious Tribute to Mary Lou Williams Festival at the Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C. in 2002. She has also performed with such names as Dave Brubeck, Nancy Wilson, Rachel Z, Cindy Blackman, Virginia Mayhew, Gunther Schuller, Jason Linder’s Big Band, the Diva Jazz Orchestra and the Jimmy Heath Big Band. Her own trio features bassist Chris Lightcap, and either Gerald Cleaver or Matt Wilson on drums.


More recently, her latest album Round Tripper recorded May 2014 in Brooklyn NY, features bassist Chris Lightcap, Matt Wilson on drums, and fellow Australian musicians Carl Dewhurst on guitar and Nadje Noordhuis on trumpet.

Published by David Ellenbogen

I am a musician, producer, educator and NYC radio host.