Lise Gilly, Soloist

Lise is a well-known soloist and sideman for many different musical groups throughout the Chicago area. Her impressive talent with both the flute and the saxophone in a variety of musical styles have made her in great demand for all types of clients and occasions.

Lise has lent her musical expertise to groups of all kinds, from the Kenosha Symphony to folkloric Latin groups to rock bands who play famous Chicago clubs such as The Metro and The Bottom Lounge.

In addition, Lise has extensive experience doing commercial session work as well as jingle sessions, and can bring her wealth of experience and talent to your next project.

First-Class Flute Soloist

Lise draws on her immense professional experience and refined technique to deliver gorgeous flute performances for all occasions.

Her live flute music has provided the perfect ambience for wedding ceremonies, funerals, church services, and many other special occasions and events. In her solos, Lise delivers performances that are perfectly suited to the client’s needs, whether solemn or joyous. She would be honored to be a part of your special day.

With her degree in Orchestral Flute Performance, Lise is also much sought-after to play in Chicago area symphony orchestras. She has performed with such renowned ensembles as the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Lyric Opera Orchestra, and the Kenosha Symphony.

Lise has also lent her diverse expertise in the art of flute-playing to many other bands and ensembles, including:

  • Bobby Conn
  • Cheer Accident
  • Puro Son
  • Carpacho y Su Super Combo
  • Sones de Mexico
  • Harper College Festival Orchestra

Consummate Saxophone Professional

As a professional saxophone player, Lise has worked with rock bands, pop bands, and rap and r&b groups, both in live performances and in the recording studio.

Her versatile saxophone talent has been applied to a wide variety of musical styles, and she has played with such diverse bands as:

  • Carpacho y su Super Combo
  • Freddy Kenton
  • Cheer Accident
  • Bobby Conn
  • Puro Son
  • Noteworthy Jazz Ensemble
  • Hipchicks Jazz Ensemble
  • Sones de Mexico (Grammy winner!)

When your group is in need of a talented sax player to help lay down some tracks or wail at your next gig, Lise Gilly should be first on your list.


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