Collection 75 - Lisa Martinelli collection

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Lisa Martinelli collection


  • [2000-2009] (Accumulation)
  • [1981-2009] (Creation)

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10 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Lisa Martinelli is a jazz vocalist and educator in Toronto, Ontario. Born in Sault-Ste.-Marie, she moved to Toronto in 1984 to study at Humber College, graduating with an Honours Diploma in Jazz Performance. She went on to study at the University of Toronto, where she studied with Mary Morrison and Phil Nimmons, and completed a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education. She received a Masters in Music from York University in 2011.

Martinelli performs extensively and has worked with numerous other artists, including Don Thompson, Peter Appleyard, Ed Bickert, Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, Guido Basso, Gene Denovi, Dave Young, and Ranee Lee.

Martinelli is currently Professor of Music and Head of the Vocal Jazz Department at Humber College. She previously taught at York University and the University of Toronto (1996-2009), where she also directed the Vocal Jazz Ensemble (2000-2009).

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Collection consists of manuscript copies of vocal jazz ensemble arrangements, transcribed and copied by Lisa Martinelli while she was the director of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Collection includes manuscript vocal scores and parts for accompanying rhythm section.

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Arrangements listed in alphabetical order by title.

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Also see vocal jazz arrangements in the Trudy Desmond collection (OTUFM 73) and the Music Library Collection of Faculty Events (OTUFM 51) for recordings of the University of Toronto Vocal Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Lisa Martinelli.

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Created May 2, 2022. RS.




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