Missoni Lanza sings of love - lost, unrequited, enchanted and cursed. Her music evokes memories of a bygone era entwined with the present. Heavily influenced by jazz, blues, soul and R&B, Missoni brings a breath of fresh air to her music. Her voice cuts through to the soul. With each performance Missoni brings a raw vulnerability that has captivated her audiences. Currently, Missoni is writing for her first full-length record.
All her life, Missoni has been deeply immersed in music. She started the piano, writing poetry and lyrics in grade school. At fifteen, Missoni picked up the guitar and started developing her songwriting. When she relocated to Shreveport, LA, she started playing local coffee shops, venues and some of the local festivals. In 2006, Missoni was selected as a featured artist at the 'Chick Singer-Songwriter Showcase' at the Bitter End in New York.
She relocated to Southern California in 2011, and began traveling across the United States and to Europe singing jazz. She has always had a deep respect for musicians and the conversation of music. Now that she has found her home in Seattle, Missoni has made the decision to dig into the roots and history of jazz to grow musically as a songwriter, vocalist and artist.
Missoni performed at The Ojai Jazz Festival as the opening act for Tom Scott, Brian Nova and Roger Kellaway. She has played The Triple Door in Seattle with jazz artist, Brian Nova, and has performed in Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Dubrovnik, Venice, Montenegro, Sicily, Germany, Cuba and Hawaii. She has opened for artists such as Nicole Atkins, Dylan Leblanc, Erin Bode, Marc Broussard, Angie Mattson (In The Valley Below), Rob Wasserman (the Grateful Dead) and more.
Her song, "I'll Always Be A Stranger" was also selected as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition AND the Unsigned Only Competition.
Missoni Lanza will be touring later this year to support her upcoming album.
Alternative, Jazz, Acoustic