Originally from Graz, Austria, Lise Huber now is based in Bristol, UK, where she continues her work as a Jazz singer, composer and vocal coach.
Currently she is working on her second album which is expected to see the light of day by the end of 2020.
She has performed at top live venues including Porgy&Bess Vienna, Radiokulturhaus Wien and The Hideaway Jazz Club London, and has collaborated with numerous musicians, notable Jazz artists and producers. Her debut album Lil Maxine ‘A Little Girl’s Lovesongs’ established her, from a standing start, as a regarded songwriter and artist. In 2019 the album has been signed to one of the world’s oldest music libraries, De Wolfe Music USA. Lil Maxine’s one out of three featured live acts in the Jazz Exchange Austria UK concert series 2019, funded by the Austrian Cultural Forum London.
In 2018 she played her UK live debut at The Hideaway Jazz Club London under her stage name Lil Maxine, as a trio with Calum Gourlay (db) and Dave Hamblett (dr), and later that year completed a tour of Spain, two highlights of which one was a concert as a duo with bass player Francesco Moreno, for EU politicians and diplomats at the residence of the Austrian Ambassador to Spain in Madrid, and a concert at Jazzenviu – Cafe Auditori Sant Cugat as a trio with Camilo Fernandez (db) and Joao Vieira (dr).
In 2017 she performed at the Spacemountain International Cosmic Arts Lab in Spain, where she was recorded by Beatles, Pink Floyd and Radiohead producer/engineer, John Leckie. This opened the opportunity to join the DWD Studio sessions in Goa in February 2018, where she worked with The Egg under the guidance of Ninja Tunes record label founder Matt Black.
Lise collaborates and works with various projects in the field of Jazz, Electronic, World Crossover such as S.O.D.A. „Jazz and Peace“, multi-instrumentalist Craig Waller, and Grammy Award Winner Skyler Jett, Baerbel Strehlau’s „artfusion“, Oliver Steger’s Jazz for children „Die Jazzgeister“.
As a vocal coach she has been teaching one-to-one sessions since 2012. From September 2016 until June 2018 she worked with Vienna’s 1st choir of ’non‘-singers. Since 2017 she gives 4-6 yearly workshops at the GEA Akademie, Waldviertler Werkstätten in Schrems, Austria.