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Lisa Smith and Something Wicked

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Owner and President of a hip, edgy marketing group by day — smooth, sultry jazz singer by night, Lisa Smith has crooned her way into the hearts of Lansing area residents.

Over the past decade, Smith has been voted “Favorite Jazz
Act” three times by Lansing State Journal readers.

Known for her atypical interpretation of smooth, cool jazz, Smith transforms recognizable tunes into notable jazzy arrangements
that draw in crowds year after year. Smith’s laid back persona translates into an alluring stage presence which endears the
audience to her delivery of jazz, R&B, and bluesy grooves.
Smith’s “present who you are” and “play how you feel” attitude makes for an approachable performance that endears her to pop jazz lovers time and again. Lisa is supported by a group of well-versed, solid musicians.

The Band

Ed Smith, Jack-of-All-Trades Guitar Player
Ed studied classical and jazz guitar at Aquinas College and Grand Valley State University, and has instructed students at Blue Lake Fine Arts. He performs locally with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra as well as having performed with many national acts, including R&B great Bettye Lavette, Broadway star Bernadette Peters, and jazz great Melvin Rhyne.

Bob Gardner, Drums and Vocals
Bob has toured and recorded with Root Doctor, a well known and respected blues band from the Mid-Michigan area, whose latest three CDs have made the national charts. He is originally from New York and has settled in Michigan to raise his family.

Kelly Gilmore, Electric Bass and Vocals
Kelly performed with "Skyline and the Backstreet Horns" for over 20 years, and was featured on an original CD with "The Bluegills" in 1995 and 1996. She has played with several bands and can adapt her talents to all types of music — including writing Christian originals.

Doug Brown, Keyboard and Vocals
Douglas Brown is a multi-talented eclectic artist. His roots are in blues, R&B, jazz, rock, and folk. He has played with local, national, and international acts, and with artists as varied as Chuck Berry, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Tommy Bolin, Norma Bell, Spyder Turner, The Garfield Blues Band, Koko Taylor, Dennis Coffey, jazz great Cameron Brown, free jazz artist Faruk Z Bey, Detroit's Sun Messengers, and North Star (a band consisting of members of Smokey Robinson's backup band).
Doug also works with local Ann Arbor talent. He is a member of The Sari Brown Band, and performs both music and spoken word shows with Andrew Brown.

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