I am a professional jazz and commercial musician who likes to write. I am an imperfect single mom who is trying to make my way through my world, past and present, without damaging it or the people around me. The path to my own understanding encounters many roadblocks along the way, and I write to work around or through these walls and cliffs. Sometimes they are enormous, and at other times, they are barely noticeable. As a member of the United States Army, I have the unique distinction of being a “soldier musician” as well as a civilian musician. The combination of the two certainly creates an interesting backdrop to my life, as I juggle a career and a family, just like everyone else. I hope you will find something that resonates in your own life in what you read here.
04 SEP 2021: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, DC JazzFest, Washington City, DC https://www.dcjazzfest.org/dcjazzfest
06 SEP 2021: with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Detroit Jazz Festival, Detroit, MI https://www.detroitjazzfest.org/
16 OCT 2021: with Sherrie Maricle & the Diva Jazz Orchestra, Pittsfield City Jazz Festival, Pittsfield, MA – CANCELLED
22 – 30 OCT 2021: “Mr. Saturday Night” (a new musical in development starring Billy Crystal), Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, MA https://barringtonstageco.org/mr-saturday-night/
19 NOV 2021: with the Innovation Jazz Orchestra (under the musical direction of Dennis Mackrel), The Theater at Innovation Square, Rochester, NY https://www.sonicera.com/ijo/
21 NOV 2021: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, NJPAC Victoria Theater, Newark, NJ https://www.njpac.org/event/maria-schneider-orchestra/
15 DEC 2021: with the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra, Blues Alley, Washington, DC https://www.bluesalley.com/
28 JAN 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Festival De Jazz De Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain https://proticketing.com/theproject/es_ES/entradas/evento/20290/session/1162179/select?viewCode=Vista_Principal – POSTPONED!!
29 JAN 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Barbican Centre, London, England, UK https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2022/event/maria-schneider-orchestra – POSTPONED!!
30 JAN 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany https://www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/whats-on/maria-schneider-orchestra/16713#getting-here-3 – POSTPONED!!
31 JAN 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria https://konzerthaus.at/concert/eventid/59128 – POSTPONED!!
01 FEB 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Müpa Budapest, Budapest, Hungary https://www.mupa.hu/en/program/world-music-jazz-popular-music/maria-schneider-orchestra-data-lords-2022-02-01_20-00-bela-bartok-national-concert-hall – – POSTPONED!!
02 FEB 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, JazzFestBrno, Brno, Czech Republic – POSTPONED!!
03 FEB 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia https://www.cd-cc.si/en – POSTPONED!!
05 FEB 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg https://www.philharmonie.lu/en/programm/maria-schneider-orchestra-presents-data-lords/3296 – POSTPONED!!
06 FEB 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Music Center De Bijloke, Ghent, Belgium https://www.bijloke.be/programma/1793/Uniek_concert_met_Amerikaanse_bigband/Maria_Schneider_Orchestra – POSTPONED!!
07 FEB 2022: with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Philharmonie de Paris, Paris, France https://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/activity/concert/22802-maria-schneider-orchestra?itemId=116277 – POSTPONED!!
17 – 20 MAR 2022: with Sherrie Maricle & the Diva Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, New York, NY https://2021.jazz.org/
Beginning 29 MAR 2022: “Mr. Saturday Night”, Nederlander Theater, New York, NY https://mrsaturdaynightonbroadway.com/
Great writing Liesl, proud of you and your service! Keep it up!
Huge fan Liesel. As a former Army Band trumpeter 79-82′ I have followed your career. I weote an article for jazz times a few years back about you and Ingrid Jensen. Keep weiting and playing. You do both beautifully!
Have a great life Liesl!
I remember bringing my daughter to see you play at Kenton’s Christmas. I wanted her to see a female out wailing the 6’2” dudes next to you. We were just talking about you tonight! We hope all is well.
I write you this message to say that I loved your music playing, my name is Tristan I’m 17 and I play the bassoon, I would like to do a video chat with you for me to discover the trumpet, because this is a beautiful instrument.