Lisa Young is passionate about the transformative power of ensemble singing, and has created a distinct body of engaging choral repertoire sung throughout the world. She is well known to choral, jazz and world music listeners as a creative composer and improviser, incorporating Indian and African elements in her work. A longtime student of maestro Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani in Chennai, India, Lisa specialises in konnakol – South Indian vocal percussion. She enjoys a rich performing and recording life with acclaimed vocal group Coco’s Lunch, and the Lisa Young Quartet whose album Grace won the BELL Award for Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album 2007. She loves to collaborate, and is regularly invited to compose commissioned works, lead workshops and artist in residence programs sharing her unique approach to vocal expression.