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Liz Story


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A native of California, Liz began her musical training as a young child, mastering Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 11 by the age of 11. When her family moved to Germany during her teens, she added languages, philosophy, and poetry to her studies. On her return to the United States, she continued her piano studies at the Juilliard School of Music and enrolled at Hunter College. But after hearing the jazz pianist Bill Evans one night at the Bottom Line in New York City, she decided to learn jazz piano and became a student of Sanford Gold, whom Evans recommended. Later, after moving back to Southern California, she studied at the Dick Grove Music Workshops in Studio City. During her studies, she took a job playing piano in a restaurant and was thrust suddenly into improvisations when the piano had no music stand. Over several months these improvisations developed into compositions. When Windham Hill’s Will Ackerman heard a tape of these, he signed her to record her debut album, Solid Colors.


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  • pmd219

    Thank you for these songs.

    18 May 2013 Reply
  • piersonallen

    Our daughter was born to the sounds of "solid colors" and she is as beautiful as the music. thank you!

    14 Sep 2009 Reply
  • dsleeper47

    It was my great pleasure to meet you in Logan. Where will br the next performance I can attend

    5 Apr 2009 Reply
  • quietlistner

    wow its so depressing

    27 Mar 2009 Reply
  • highfructosedan

    "Devotion" is an incredible song and it makes the Windham Hill Sampler 1986 among the best collection in recording history.

    13 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Gervoir

    I have loved this album from the moment I heard it, around 1990. An amazing woman!

    26 Oct 2008 Reply
  • grog57

    Yes, beautiful

    19 Jul 2008 Reply
  • qacajou3

    love it!

    1 May 2006 Reply

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