Liza's strong alto and rhythmic ease brings the band right into it's vintage jazz roots. A guitar player since childhood, her bands have been various, her interests eccentric, and her passions notable. Tex-Mex, Cajun, New England fiddle tunes, delta blues, she has the unusual talent to play many genres and leave you a believer.
You may have seen her in perfromance with:
Les Flames D'Enfer
Swing a Cat
The Blue Ox
Ellen Carlson comes from a family of musicians, learned traditional fiddle tunes, then explored different styles - including hot jazz while at the summer camp "Django in June", taking workshops with Jason Anick and Tim Kliphuis.
You've seen her in bands:
Sweet Hot and Sassy
and her bluegrass band High Range
Ellen brings diverse playful playing to the Hot Skillet Club as well as her resonant alto voice. She has six albums with her own groups as well as numerous other recording sessions.