LIZJE SARRIA is a versatile Colombian performer composer, arranger, and solo artist, born in Los Angeles, CA. Her musical journey began at the age of three when she started singing. Influenced by the sounds she heard growing up, Lizje learned to love music from the voices of Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, Aretha Franklin, Mercedes Sosa, Colombian Folklore and all kinds of soulful music. Her stylistic influences range from Rap to Gospel to the music of her Colombian roots. She completed her B.A. in Performance, Contemporary Writing and Production and Latin Music Performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in 2017.
Lizje is a true artist, enchanted and driven by the healing power of music.
Featured soloist for The Rolling Stones Songbook Vol.2 of The Andrew Oldham Orchestra – Singing in – “Its the Singer not the Song.” Recorded in Bogota with the endorsement of RETRO KNOB with Telefunken Microphones.
In November 2013 Lizje was invited to Switzerland, Geneva and France to sing at Jiva Hill with Bassist NATHALIE GAMPERT.
She has also arranged and sang vocal arrangement with nationally recognized composer and bassist Natalie Gampert (Switzerland) for a documentary of the Embera Indigenous community. Documentary that was awarded the price of Barcelona’s International Documentary Festival of Human Rights on June 2012.
Festival BOGOTA GOSPEL 2011
Festival BOGOTA GOSPEL 2012
(LIZJE Featured with the band: SOUTH PEOPLE)
Guest singer at festival JAZZ AL PARQUE 2009
Guest singer at festival JAZZ AL PARQUE 2011
Guest Singer at festival JAZZ AL PARQUE 2013 - Opening for Maceo Parker
NBA - LIZJE singing National Anthem in TD Garden for the Celtics
Backing Vocal STEVE GREEN (Gospel Artist/Colombia, 2004)
Backing Vocal CLAUDIA LORELLE (Gospel Artist/ Colombia 2004-2005)
Guest singer with Artista GIBSON Guitars – Andres Osorio (Band) – (2006-2007 )
Singer and Composer in Theater Production BOGOTA STOP ( Music and Vocal arrangements) Performed Teatro Jorge E. Gaitán; Edición publicado en EL TIEMPO.( 2007 )
Soloist in Opera Festival “Un Camino Sin Retorno” OPERA ALPARQUE (Oct 2010)
1st Place Recognition in National Singing Competition – II Concurso de Canto Popular María Murcia Rivera en Academia Luis A. Calvo. (Oct. 2010)
Colombia Bogota Guest Soloist in – TRIBUTO A YANNI Music BTA (2010 Museo Nacional); Guest singer in Clinic – MAPEX Drums (Artista Jorge Forero, 2009-2010);
Guest singer in Bass Clinic – “DR STRINGS & BajosXclusivos” with Oscar Stagnaro and “Papa Pastor.”(2010);
Guest Singer at Festival Todos Por Colombia accompanied by La Mala Influencia (California, 2011);
OTHER FESTIVALS: (LIZJE as a solo Artist)
As well as theater performances in venues the like of:
Fundación Gilberto Álzate y en el National Museum of Bogota. (Bogotá, Colombia)
Vocal Director and Vocal Arranger in Rock Symphonic Project COLOMBIA OPUS CANDENS (2011);
Performing at Theater Julio Mario Santo Domingo Bogota Colombia.
Singing with Landmark Orchestra at DCR Hatch Memorial Shell in the Festival FIESTA SINFONICA. Boston
Being part of the SINGERS SHOW CASE (Spring 2014) at Berklee College of Music.
Her most recent performances and upcoming projects for this year include:
RE-IMAGINE MEXICO 2015 Paramount Theater: Guest Singer (for Consul of Mexico)
TOTO LA MOMPOSINA 2015 Berklee Performance Center: Lead Vocalist and Backing Vocalist for honorary Toto La Momposina.
LIZJE IN BLUE Summer Tour 2015 Summer in The City 2015 (Atlantic Wharf) Boston ,Las Vegas and Miami Tour Lead Vocalist, Composer & Arranger SINGERS NIGHT 2016 (BPC) LATIN AMERICA VIVE FESTIVAL 2015/2016 (BPC)