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Lisa Scannell, bassist from Florida, USA, studied at the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, California and Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She worked as a bassist at Walt Disney World as well as various top 40, rock, reggae, jazz, big band and salsa bands and musicals. She accompanied singers and new formations of groups such as The Platters, The Drifters, The Coasters, Gene Chandler and Spencer Davis.

Living in Switzerland since 1994, Lisa currently works and records with various professional bands and does studio jobs. She performed at Art on Ice 2011 (accompanying Donna Summer and Katherine Jenkins, amongst others) and Art on Ice 2009 (accompanying Daniel Powter, amongst others).

Current bands include Bo Katzman Chor, Bonnie Jeanne Taylor, Chris & Mike, Exciting Jazz Crew, Frank Tender Band, Gary Scott Band, Jazz-c'est que c'est and Lascar (please see bands for more information).

She has also played with Soul Survivor, Contrast Family, Yvonne Moore, Richard Broadnax and J.J. salsa/merengue band, as well as other funk, rock, blues, salsa, gospel, jazz and big band formations. She has subbed with the Black'n'Blond Banana Boat Late Night Show band, Funky Brotherhood, John Brack Band, Dani Kalt, the musical "Garry's Nine" (VoiceSteps, Zug) and more.


With the Bo Katzman Chor:
Voices of Paradise (1998), Heaven & Earth (1999), Betlehem (2000), Spirit of Joy (2001), Mystery Moon (2002), The Gospel Book (2003), Heaven's Gate (2004), Symphony of Life (2005), Gospel Road (2006), Soul River (2007), Gospel Visions (2008), Gospel Locomotion (2009), Winter Nights (2010). Eleven of these CDs have reached "gold" status in Switzerland (sales of over 15,000/25,000 CDs)

With Chris & Mike:
Nightlive (2006/07) (live CD und live DVD), These are the Days (2009), These are the Days - live (2010) (live CD and live DVD)

With Frank Tender:
Frank Tender Band: The Groove of the 50’s & 60’s (2001), There’s Always your Love (single), King Size (2007)

With Richard Broadnax:
Save a Moment for Me (1998), Gospel Joy & Blues (2001)

A sampling of various studio jobs:
SwissTop (Schweizer Radio DRS) (1994/95)
Alive: New Chance (2004)
Brass of Praise: Connect (2007)