Liza Jane is an emotive young singer-songwriter from Key West, Florida, with a booming, sultry, soulful voice that makes her music vulnerable and powerful at the same time. Born in 1998, she was singing regularly by the age of 2 and began training and competing not long after that. She turned heads, becoming the only soprano vocalist to ever win the Florida state district level vocal competition with a “superior-plus” rating.
She would later go on to win a prestigious state level competition by singing in two foreign languages, beating out thousands of other young hopefuls and becoming the only Monroe County student to ever win the award. By the age of 11, she was invited to perform at the historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in her hometown of Key West, becoming the youngest ever soloist to receive the distinction.
Liza Jane has opened for acts like Three Dog Night, The Doobie Brothers and Grand Funk Railroad, and was also invited to sing with the famous Paul Cotton, formerly of the 70s country-rock group Poco. She has also collaborated with Phil Brown, singer, songwriter and former lead guitarist of the band Little Feat, as well as the Grammy nominated Nashville based singer/songwriter James Slater (Chris Isaak, Emmylou Harris).
One of Liza Jane’s greatest honors was being invited to perform The National Anthem at the 239th Anniversary of the United States Navy for the Wounded Warriors Veterans, as a result of her tireless charity work for homeless vets. This work culminated in June 2, 2015, when the City Commissioners of Key West named the day in her honor, in recognition of her scholastic and humanitarian achievements.
At the age of 16, she would travel to Nashville to record an album with local producer and songwriter Biff Watson (Dusty Springfield, Dolly Parton), which they dubbed “We Can Start a Fire.” While Liza was immensely proud of the work, she would soon pick up guitar and piano and begin composing more confessional alt-pop ballads rooted in her own feelings and experiences, that felt much more in tune with who she was and what she wanted to communicate as an artist.
When she’s not on stage or in the studio, Liza Jane is busy completing her studies at Belmont University in Nashville, where she majors in Classical Voice Performance, sings in the choir, and performs in school musicals (okay, it’s hard to keep the girl off stage). She’s also a member of the Nashville Opera Guild and has volunteered for the Nashville Opera Association. She’s a fitness enthusiast, who enjoys swimming, kayaking, meditation, and traveling. She is extremely proud of her Italian heritage. Musica è la vita!