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Language of Love
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Lazy Monday Afternoon Let’s Have It All (featuring Bobby Lyle) Shakin’ That Jazz
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"Lisa is no joke. Loved her CD, but she’s even better live.” ~ Wanda Sykes/Comedienne “She’s hot!” ~ Bernie Mac/Comedian “Stunningly beautiful with a voice that matches.” ~ Diana Ross/Singer “Magnificent, breathtaking!” ~ Scott Galloway/Urban Network “One of the best singers I’ve ever heard.” ~ Chris Rock/Comedian “Like a bowl of musical gumbo, in every track there’s a treat that warms the heart and feeds the spirit.” ~ David E. Talbert/Playwright “Lisa is a vocalist who stands out among the crowd, a refreshing change-of-pace much needed in the contemporary jazz world.” ~ Cliff Hunte/Capital Jazz Festival Producer “Lisa Deveaux's sultry and soulful voice has been compared favorably to Diana Ross and the late Phyllis Hyman…” ~ Jonathan Widran/Smooth Jazz News “Lisa Deveaux’s blend of classic jazz with a touch of Brazilian influences makes her a unique artist and a proverbial musical double threat… Ms. Deveaux’s engaging musical style and high octane performance will captivate audiences alike.” ~ Dwayne Lawrence, La-di-dah Entertainment Group, Inc.
Color her enterprising, disciplined, creative, driven, beautiful and incredibly unique. All her life, Chicagonative Lisa Deveaux has been a scrumptious, spice-fortified dish in possession of all these essential ingredients. She has had the opportunity of having an enviable style of living and the independence that comes with dancing to the beat of one’s own drum.
Each of these marvelous attributes were revealed in the singer/songwriter's luscious debut CD, Shakin' That Jazz, a breezy and romantic song cycle of tropical soul/pop that's as jazzy, as it is classy. Lisa's sexy, crystalline soprano/alto voice rides the waves of the melodies and grooves with all-natural grace and ease. She holds the honor of recording the duet "By Design" with the peerless Carl Anderson in what was among his final recordings. She co-composed four songs: the effervescently swingin' "Shakin' That Jazz," (a sly yet sweet flip of an infamous Prince lyric), as well as the evocative love songs "Lazy Monday Afternoon," "First Time" and "You Are The One." She also lends her vibe to fresh arrangements of two timeless classics: "I Wanna Be Where You Are" (composed by Leon Ware), and a very special version of Carole King's 1971 classic "So Far Away" that Lisa dedicates to the memory of her father. Lisa quickly gained her momentum and would frequent the piano bars and supper clubs of the music-rich Windy City where she "sat in" with numerous artists. Among the first, at the Cotton Club, was smooth jazz impresario Norman Connors, who assured Lisa that if she was serious about music, she should move to Los Angeles. While navigating her way through Hollywood - networking and showcasing her vocal talents - Lisa wisely took her back-up skills to the next level, specializing in the styling of celebrities such as Diana Ross, Bernie Mac and Wanda Sykes. As successful and potentially complacent as she became, she never deviated from her musical pursuits, landing background singer gigs with now-departed legends Barry White (who emphasized strict professionalism) and Phyllis Hyman (who became Lisa's mentor). A dear friend, Robert Townsend extending very strong words of encouragement and direction that led Lisa into self-financing her debut album, Shakin' That Jazz. One listen and it is clear that she is striving for the boundless artistry and success of her favorite singers Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughan, Sade, Natalie Cole…and Phyllis Hyman. Spreading love, optimism and aural sunshine, self-proclaimed "Island Girl" Lisa Deveaux is a radiant poster woman for making one's dream reality. Her highly anticipated Sophmore CD is slated for May 2010 and it is a testament to her hard work and musical genius. Lisa’s sultry and sensual tones shine through every note, as she pours her passion into yet another sensational recording.
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