Singer/Composer Lisa Marie Simmons' NOTESPEAK 12 - TODAY Releases New Single "Can We Agree?"!

Lisa Marie Simmons is a multi-disciplinary storyteller: She is a singer/songwriter (Ropeadope Records), essayist (Huffington Post, Family Stories Project, Chicken Soup for the Soul,  Jazzfuel, AfroElle), and published poet currently based in Italy. She fronts the poetic/musical ensemble NoteSpeak which debuted in America at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival in Boulder (CO) in September 2017. She was invited to be a speaker and performer at the 70th Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado in April 2018. In November 2019, she presented NoteSpeak (Amore e Tragedie in Musica) in Italy, Austria, and Prague.

In January 2020, Lisa presented NoteSpeak in India on the Jaipur Music Stage. Ropeadope Records released her poetic/musical album NoteSpeak (Amori e Tragedie in Musica) in March 2020, which received a four-star review from Downbeat magazine. In October 2021, she flew to Florida to search for her birth father; Angela Tucker and her Emmy Award-winning husband Bryan Tucker filmed a documentary about the search: Lisa & Isell: A story about adoption and the Ghost Kingdom,  which premiered in June 2022. Angela and Lisa co-wrote an essay advocating for the rights of Black fathers for the Harvard Law Bill of Health digital symposium in May 2022. Her jazz standards album Lisa Meets Gianni featuring legendary Italian drummer Gianni Cazzola was released in June 2022, on Ropeadope Records. Lisa was invited to perform at the Biennale in Venice in October 2022 for artist Simone Leigh's Loophole of Retreat.  We will also release a video to accompany the single release. Her poem "Last Supper" was shortlisted for a Creators of Justice Literary Award in November 2022.  Her new album NoteSpeak 12,  is scheduled for February 2023 release by Ropeadope.

NoteSpeak 12 Lineup 
(Touring Band)
Lisa Marie Simmons Lead Vocal, Lyrics, Composer;
Marco Cremaschini Piano, Keyboards, Arrangements, Composer; 
Laura Masotto - Violin;
Federico Negri - Drums
Marco Cocconi - Electric Bass; Acoustic Bass
Manuel Caliumi - Alto Saxophone, Soprano Sax
Mauro Negro - Tenor Saxophone
Federico Pieranton - Trombone
Fulvio Sigurtà - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Weedie Braimah - Percussion
Ernest Ikwanga - Guitars
Denise Dimè - Vocals
Donata Greco - Flute

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