February 28, 2018
The latest issue of The Magic of What If is out!: Grammys, Black Panther, & Songwriting
January 8, 2018
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Change is on the HorizonSharing the latest newsletter: The Magic of What If
Tuesday, December 19, 7pm at Nighttown
Join Liz Huff & Friends for an evening of jazz-centric holiday music, including the classics and new takes on old favorites. With Ryan Jung on piano, Tim Keo on upright bass, and Justin Hart on drums.
November 14, 2017 - HOLIDAY SHOWS!!
Tickets are available for two shows:
- the comedy/music/variety show at Kennedy's at Playhouse Square on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3:00pm! I'm co-hosting with Tim Cornett, and sharing the stage with Crooked River Comedy, pianist Joe Barone, and writer Kim Pride.
- Nighttown! Show is on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 7pm, will be great fun!
Tickets at: Nighttown Holiday
November 3, 2017
Holiday show at Nighttown! Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 7:00pm. Links and info will be posted as I have them.
October 23, 2017 - Was a judge for the Shining Star Cle competition finals, so much talent on that stage! Congrats to winner Maddy Wanke (far right), and runners-up Katie Klike, Ashley Fulton, and Kirsten Henry!
Pleased to be a fellow judge with this group! Mark Pedowitz, Carl Topilow, Dee Perry, and yours truly:
October 16, 2017 - The Cleveland Composers Guild on 10/15 was wonderful! So much good music to be heard, and I was thrilled with how our performance was received.
Leah Frank and I will be performing the selections from Ryan Ramer's opera, Taste of Addiction, on Tuesday evening, Oct. 17, around 8:30pm at Happy Dog as part of Classical Revolution Cleveland, info here: Classical Rev
October 13, 2017
Here's the most recent issue of The Magic of What If: The Magic of What If...Walking Toward the Mountain
September 12, 2017
Tim Cornett and I are co-hosting a variety/improv show at Playhouse Square on Dec. 2 at 3:00pm, you can order tickets here: Kennedy's at Playhouse Square
August 24, 2017
Welcome to this month's edition of The Magic What If...Permission to Fail, Permission to Succeed!
July 21, 2017
The latest edition of The Magic of What If is here: (Musically Inclined, Chocolate Fueled)
May 22, 2017
This month's issue of The Magic of What If is now up: The Magic of What If (Musically Inclined, Chocolate Fueled) - Music, mountain biking, chocolate, and more!
May 9, 2017
Join me one week from tonight at Happy Dog on Detroit for Classical Revolution! On Tuesday, May 16 I'll be singing new music by composer Ryan Ramer, and you'll get to hear violin and cello duos, and a string quartet, as well!
Music starts around 8pm; we'll be on around 9:15pm.
More info: Classical Revolution at Happy Dog
March 16, 2017
The latest issue of The Magic of What If is now up: The Magic of What If (Musically Inclined, Chocolate Fueled)
February 26, 2017
Going to the Grammys was a pretty spectacular adventure! Details available in the newsletter, below.
Meanwhile, here's a link to me all dressed up and ready to go:
First two issues of The Magic of What if (Musically Inclined, Chocolate Fueled) are out!
And - more episodes of the Super Duper Show are out as well: SuperDuperPodcast.com
February 8, 2017
Going to the Grammys this weekend, woot!
More info about that in my brand new newsletter, The Magic of What If (Musically Inclined, Chocolate Fueled)
You can sign up right here:
January 11, 2017
In case you missed it, and want to know what it was like to have Mike Gulley, Nikki Delamotte, Stephanie Sheldon, John Ewing, Pat Johnson, Kim Pride, Shawn Brewster & Todd Gauman all in a room together, here's the podcast from the #SuperDuper holiday show at Old City Soda! Plus yours truly and Tim Cornett!
Sunday, December 18, 2016
All-Star cast for our #SuperDuper Holiday Show at Old City Soda on Tues, Dec. 20 at 7pm!
- Mike Gulley (Old City Soda)
- Nikki Delamotte (Cleveland Author (100 Things To Do In Cleveland Before You Die) and Journalist)
- Stephanie Sheldon (The Cleveland Flea)
- John Ewing ( Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art)
- Pat Johnson (Local Chef)
- Kim Pride (Cleveland writer and improviser)
- DJ Set with The Spoon Brothers: Shawn Brewster ( Shawn and Shelby, Oldboy) & Todd Gauman ( Super Duper Show/ The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern) playin special holiday songs!
More info at #SuperDuper Holiday Show
SAVE THE DATE:
Here's the big news! We'll be doing a holiday concert at Nighttown on Wednesday, December 14 at 7pm!
Tickets and more info available here: Liz Huff & Friends at Nighttown
November 3, 2016
#SuperDuper show this Saturday, 11/5, features the good folk of Crooked River Comedy! Join us at the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, from noon-2pm.
For more info: #SuperDuper
October 25, 2016
Listen to our Halloween #SuperDuper show here:
October 20, 2016
Super Duper this Saturday is featuring Beth and Chuck from the Cleveland Haunted Ghost Tours! Check them out at the Beachland, 11:30am and grab brunch while you're there. I will be hosting along with Tim Cornett.
Event info here: Super Duper
September 22, 2016
Another great Super Duper show this Saturday, September 24, noon-2pm, featuring Joshua Jesty and a slew of Cleveland indie musicians. Tim Cornett and I will be hosting, event info here: Super Duper at the Beachland
September 8, 2016
GREAT SHOW coming up this Saturday - Super Duper Saturday Show at the Beachland Ballroom, noon -2pm, with guest podcasters Nikki Delamotte and Brandi McElhatten Woodward, and Nicholas Leverknight as guest contestant!
More info here: Super Duper at the Beachland
August 16, 2016
This Saturday, August 20:
July 15, 2016
Super Duper Ssturday Show is back! - Join us at the Beachland this Saturday for fun and biscuits!
July 12, 2016
Facebook invite to concert, here: Christmas-in-July
July 1, 2016
Party!: The Lunch and Listen concert, Christmas in July (aka) Liz’s Holiday Party (as Marshall has dubbed the event) is happening in a few weeks in Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music!
WHEN: Tuesday, July 19 at 12:30pm,
WHO: with all these people: Jordan Cooper, piano; flutist Virginia Crabtree; Marshall Griffith, piano; Justin Hart, drums; violinist Ariel Clayton Karas; Tim Keo, upright bass, and Linda White, flute!
WHERE: CIM - Lunch & Listen
June 10, 2016
Sing Out was an incredible success! Thank you to all the people who came out to Severance Hall last night in support of the benefit!
May 24, 2016
Sing Out! is happening soon! I'll be part of the Chorale, with many amazing people!
See video highlights from the 2014 concert, here:
The Center is about: Supporting Survivors. Promoting Healing. Creating Change.
Please join us on June 9th in supporting all the good work done by the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. Tickets here: CRCC - Benefit
May 18, 2016
The Super Duper show is taking a brief break - no show on the 21st, as we'll be out and about collecting ideas for upcoming shows! Stay tuned and join us for May 28th!
May 13, 2016
We have great guests for tomorrow's Super Duper Show at the Beachland: Erik Mann of the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society, and Josie MacDougall- Josie will be playing a little cello, guitar, and singing. And, as always, we'll have our crazy quizzes, games and the amazing Beachland biscuits!
May 9, 2016
Spreading my wings...!
I'll be doing this week's Super Duper Show solo (no Tim, he's traveling), but not really cuz will have awesome guests, fun quizzes and prizes, and hopefully you!! Join me at the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern between noon and 2pm on Saturday, May 14!
April 26, 2016
I'm now cohosting with America's Tim Cornett for the Super Duper Show at the Beachland - join us this Saturday, noon-2pm! This week's theme is Record Riot!
April 7, 2016
March 21, 2016
I'll be singing as part of the Chorale for Sing Out! a benefit for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
Concert is Thursday, June 9, 2016, with an exciting new performance venue: University Circle’s beautiful Severance Hall! Details to follow, more info at CRCC.
March 2, 2016
Pending news: looks like we'll doing a "Christmas in July" program on the Lunch & Listen concert series in Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music this summer, prolly July 19. Stay tuned!
February 26, 2016
We've got one weekend left of an amazing Greater Cleveland cast in this production of Into The Woods at Lakeland Civic Theatre - shows tonight and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday matinee at 2:00pm.
Show info here: Into The Woods
Video of cast warming up, here: When you see your wish, pursue!
February 1, 2016
Into The Woods opens this Friday!
We've started rehearsals for Into The Woods, full-tilt!
Into The Woods - opens Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, 8pm.
Download CD press release here: Liz Huff - Press Release - My Favorite Things A Christmas Collection.docx
December 17, 2015
Lovely review of the CD in ClevelandClassical.com!
Vocalist Liz Huff, who can be heard and seen about town in a variety of settings — musical theater productions, new music performances, variety shows, and as half of the duo Los Gatos with guitarist Robert Gruca — has just released a Christmas album. My Favorite Things features Huff and her “Merry Band” in 17 selections ranging from jazz-influenced traditional and popular carols to Celtic-infused versions of familiar and less-familiar Christmas songs.
Pianists Jordan Cooper and Marshall Griffith, classical guitarist Robert Gruca, drummer Justin Hart, violinist Ariel Clayton Karas, bassist Tim Keo, electric guitarist Brian Mueller, and flutist Linda White — many of whom share Cleveland Institute of Music ties with Huff — join in the lovely, sometimes striking arrangements.
There’s something for everyone here. Huff’s laid-back, intimate singing adds a new flavor to commercial Christmas music, even to the ubiquitous Little Drummer Boy and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. On the more classical side of the repertoire, carols like Gustav Holst’s In the Bleak Midwinter receive haunting treatment with the stark accompaniment of multi-tracked flutes.
— Daniel Hathaway
December 15, 2015
The Christmas album is now available on iTunes!! Go to : My Favorite Things on iTunes.
December 4, 2015
The Beachland show is tomorrow! Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the Super Duper Saturday Show, at Beachland Tavern, from noon-2pm.
And - getting to CDs - I'm more than happy to get CDs to people, AND/OR - if you want to support a local bookstore, they are now available instore at both Mac's Backs on Coventry and at Loganberry Books on Larchmere, both here in Cleveland.
December 1, 2015
Hear the Interview with Max and Teddy of WRUW, right here: Max and Teddy in the Morning at Night (Sometimes)
November 20, 2015
An update on the Christmas album!
The CD, My Favorite Things: A Christmas Collection, is in production - I may be getting it as early as this Monday. The official release date is November 25, 2015. I will soon have copies of it available for sale!
Those of you who made CD-level donations will be getting your copy soon!
If you're interested in buying a copy (or several) please let me know; just email me at lizlaughs (at) gmail.com. And, once officially released, the album will be available to purchase online via CD Baby, iTunes, possibly Amazon, and Bandcamp; I will pass that info along as soon as it's set.
CD Release Parties:
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Brothers Lounge, starting 7:30pm
Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the Super Duper Saturday Show, at Beachland Tavern, from noon-2pm.
Radio interview: I'll be on WRUW's Max and Teddy in The Morning at Night (Sometimes) show on Monday, November 30, from 5:30-6pm. If you don't have a radio handy Monday, go here, click on the "listen live" green box at top right of page to get the show.
It's real! Thank you for helping me make this dream come true!
November 3, 2015
Christmas album update: photography is done, design is on its way, and the CD will be at the printers soon!!
October 14, 2015
Christmas album update: We've just done the mastering process for the songs, now working on mechanical licenses and setting up digital and physical distribution. More info soon!
October 8, 2015
Join me and America's Tim Cornett for the Super Duper Saturday Show on Saturday, October 17, noon-2pm! Beachland Tavern, great food, good comedy. And sometimes prizes!
September 24, 2015
The Merry Band and I will be playing at the Beachland Tavern on Saturday, December 5, as part of the Super Duper Saturday Show, noon-2pm. Woot!
And, working on date for a CD release party, details soon.
September 4, 2015
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who gave to the Indiegogo album campaign, wow!! Check out the names below. (some people have chosen to remain anonymous - to those of you, many thanks!)
And I'll say it again, you people are AMAZING! Thank you, dear family and friends, new and old. 86 people helped us raise $5,482 to get this album made! Whether you helped with funding, sharing a link, or telling a friend, I appreciate all of your support and belief in the work we're creating.
People have asked me if there’s still a way to donate, and the answer is YES! You can still donate directly to the cause by clicking on the button below:
If you’d like a perk, just visit the campaign page and tell me which one you’d like when you send your donation. We didn't meet the full goal, could definitely use the help with printing, mastering, artwork, digital distribution, and promotion costs.
Song samples from album here: Liz Sings Christmas
Thank yous here:
August 31, 2015
Here's the interview, on WRUW's Max and Teddy show: Liz and Jordan on Max and Teddy
And photos from the studio: WRUW
August 24, 2015
Woohoo!! Will be doing a live interview with Max and Teddy in the Morning at Night (Sometimes) on WRUW/91.1, on Monday, August 31, 5-6pm.
If you don't have a radio handy Monday, go here, click on the "listen live" green box at top right of page to get the show.
August 20, 2015
Sharing a couple clips of songs we've recorded so far:
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? (with Jordan Cooper on piano, Justin Hart on drums, and Tim Keo on upright bass)
Little Drummer Boy (with Bob Gruca on guitar, and Linda White on piano)
And - we're at about 30% funded, with two weeks to go - if you like what you hear, please support the album campaign at Indiegogo! Link below.
August 4, 2015
We are now live at Indiegogo, check it out! (photo credit: Beth Segal)
July 30, 2015
Liz Sings Christmas: Goin' to Indigogo!
July 22, 2015
Kickstarter: we didn't hit goal - but! 117 people made pledges, WOW. Sharing next steps:
I am beyond thrilled and more than a little humbled by the show of support you all have given me, my fellow musicians and this Christmas album.
I am sitting in front of my computer with a big smile on my face, because of you.
And! We didn't hit goal this time, but wow, did I learn a lot. A big part of that being that I have very good friends and am surrounded by fantastically supportive people. Going to look at budgets, figure some things out, and bring the project back for a second round. One way or another, music will be made!!
Please stay tuned and stay in touch! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
With love and a very full heart,
July 10, 2015
Mini-concert and promo party! Join us Sunday, July 19 for a short musical preview of our Liz Sings Christmas project, and party!
When: Party starts at 6:30pm (food and drink), Music around 7:15pm
Where: We'll be taking over Talespinner Children's Theatre for the evening:
Talespinners Children's Theatre
(W. 52 and Detroit)
5209 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102
Facebook invite here: Party!
We now have a Facebook page for the Kickstarter and album, take a look:
June 23, 2015
The Christmas Album project is LIVE on Kickstarter! Check it out here: Liz Sings Christmas
Christmas album update! We've scheduled some time in the studio, and will be starting fundraiser SOON. Stay tuned for details!
April 10, 2015
Joe Barone and I participated in Cities and Memory's Oblique Strategies project (remixed field recordings), with some really fun results, ours and many other submissions from around the world. Recordings released April 10; we're numbers 48 and 49,check it out: Cities and Memory - Oblique Strategies Project
March 17, 2015
I'm doing a reading for playwright Cat Kenney on Tuesday, March 24 at Ensemble Theatre - this evening of theater is free and open to the public, please join us! The readings begin at 7:00pm, address is 2843 Washington Blvd. Cleveland Hts., OH 44118, with directions and map here: Ensemble Theatre.
December 19, 2014 - Holiday gigs, weddings, what have you:
I've had a lot of requests for info on the above, including do I do them? what repertoire is available? can I help people pick music?, etc - the answer is yes, I have extensive experience in singing for weddings as well as an extensive repertoire, and yes, can help you choose the right music for your event, as well as hiring additional musicians, whatever you need! (Thank you, extensive network of friends and fellow musicians!). Just contact me at lizlaughs (at) gmail (dot) com and we can set up a consultation and go from there.
Wishing you very Happy Holidays, whatever faith or fun you are celebrating.
November 25, 2014: Still kicking around the idea of recording a Christmas album - for 2015 - currently getting together folks to arrange music, play, record and produce. Will post more details here as I have them. Also starting a song-lyric writing project - maybe the two will influence each other?
Meanwhile, Happy Thanksgiving!
October 24, 2014: performing Ryan's piece at the Cleveland Composers Guild was crazy fun!
Next up: working with a friend on a film to be shot here in Cleveland (more details in a few weeks), and putting together all the pieces parts for a Christmas album for 2015. May get 1or 2 songs done for this Christmas, more on that in December.
August 15: A new piece by Ryan Charles Ramer was just accepted by the Cleveland Composers Guild! For 8 Hands, 2 Pianos and 1 Soprano, we'll be performing it at Drinko Hall on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 3:00pm.
Featured in Cleveland International Piano Competition newsletter: for our concert on Thursday, July 24 - check out article at CIPC.
July 2014 - do you have a hankering to hear some opera arias, Broadway tunes, or Neapolitan songs? Come hear me singing as one of the “Delightful Divas” on Thursday, July 24 at the Beachwood Community Center. Free concert, 6:30pm, further details at BeachwoodCC.
For Thursday, May 29 - in support of Sing Out! 2014, a small group of us will be singing live at both Fox 8 Morning Show (8:15 and 8:45am) AND at Live on Lakeside, Channel 3, between 11am and noon. (Click on either of the station links to see video.)
June 2014 - I'll be singing as part of the Chorale for Sing out! 2014, a benefit for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center.
As a promo for the event, a few of us will be singing live on the Fox 8 Morning show, around 8:15 and 8:45am, Thursday, May 29.
Schedule at CityMusicCleveland; these concerts are free, it's BEAUTIFUL music - c'mon out and bring a friend!
March 2014 - I got to talk to Bill O'Connell on the air at WCLV about the CIM Alumni Association Benefit - was a fun time, the benefit went well, and we talked a little bit about upcoming gigs, too. You can listen to the interview here: Interview on WCLV at Ideastream.com.
February 2014 - One weekend left of Light in the Piazza! Lovely review in Cleveland Jewish News: See the Light in the Piazza
January 2014: Come see a wonderful cast in The Light in the Piazza at Lakeland Civic Theatre, first three weekends of February (I play Signora Naccarelli): Piazza show info
September 2013: Kate Miller interviewed me for Examiner.com, take a look! Examiner interview
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