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Liz Story

Story studied classical piano while growing up in Southern California and even thought about becoming a music librarian or theorist for a while. Then she heard jazz pianist Bill Evans at a New York club, and the experience changed her perspective on music overnight. Story, who had studied at Juilliard and was enrolled at Hunter College at the time, abandoned her academic program in favor of jazz lessons with Sanford Gold, a teacher Evans had recommended. Back in Los Angeles, she continued her musical education at UCLA and the Dick Grove Music Workshops, but it was a job playing piano at a French restaurant that sparked her major breakthrough as a composer. Since the front casing of the piano was missing, Story had no place to put her sheet music and was forced to improvise freely. Eventually, she put some of her spontaneous compositions on tape and sent them to Windham Hill. Within four days, Will Ackerman had called her back and the contract was signed for her first release, Solid Colors, an album of impressionistic piano miniatures. Over the course of five recordings, including a two-album stint with RCA Novus, Story's style has expanded to include electronic duets with Mark Isham and works for various types of ensembles, yet the piano remains the prominent voice in her finely crafted compositions. ~ Linda Kohanov
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Stations Featuring
Liz Story

    New Age

    New Age
    5 songs

    Lite Piano

    Lite Piano
    12 songs


    4 songs

    Romantic Jazz

    Romantic Jazz
    1 song

Albums by
Liz Story

Top Songs by
Liz Story

  1.   Song
  2.   Church of Trees
  3.   Wedding Rain
  4.   My Heart, Your Heart
  5.   Rope Trick
  6.   Leap of Faith
  7.   Peace Piece
  8.   Unaccountable Effect
  9.   Out of Time
  10.   Broken Arrow Dive
  11.   Forevergreenman
  12.   Escape of the Circus Ponies
  13.   Devotion
  14.   Bradley's Dream
  15.   Inside Out
  16.   Greensleeves
  17.   Joy to the World
  18.   Snowfall
  19.   Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella
  20.   Once in Royal David's City
  21.   Deeper Reasons
  22.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  23.   Solid Colors
  24.   Hymn
  25.   White Heart
  26.   Here, There and Everywhere
  27.   Voices
  28.   Pange Lingua (Tantum Ergo) /Hymn to the Virgin
  29.   The Truth from Above/O King of Light and Splendor (How Shall I Fitly ...)
  30.   The Promise
  31.   Beginners Mind
  32.   17 Seconds to Anywhere
  33.   Memories of You
  34.   Mack the Knife
  35.   For Mark, Unwound
  36.   Elm
  37.   Easy Access
  38.   In the Bleak Midwinter/O Sanctissima
  39.   Wdding Rain
  40.   Conversations with God
  41.   Rumors of Discipline
  42.   All the Things You Are
  43.   O Thou Joyful Day/O Little Town of Bethlehem
  44.   Babe Is Born/Enter the Stable Gently
  45.   Pieds-En l'Aire
  46.   Without You
  47.   Welcome Home
  48.   Water Caves
  49.   Valse d'Amelie
  50.   Turn out the Stars
  51.   Toy Soldiers
  52.   Things With Wings
  53.   The Very Thought of You
  54.   Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
  55.   Someday My Prince Will Come
  56.   Reconciliation
  57.   Pacheco Pass
  58.   O Come Little Children/We'll Dress the House
  59.   Never Will I Know
  60.   Never Never Land
  61.   My Ship
  62.   My Romance
  63.   My One and Only Love
  64.   My Foolish Heart by Joel DiBartolo
  65.   In the Still of the Night
  66.   In a Sentimental Mood
  67.   I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
  68.   I Can't Get Started
  69.   Bradeley's Dream
  70.   Ana by Ray Kelley
  71.   Frog Park
  72.   Angels We Have Heard on High
  73.   Il Es Ne le Divin Enfant (Now Is Born the Divine Christ Child) ...
  74.   You Are Too Beautiful
  75.   Bring a Torch Jeanette, Isabella/When Blossoms Flowered 'Mid the Snows
  76.   Deck the Halls
  77.   Sacred Nights
  78.   Salve Regina (Hail Queen of Heaven)/O Holy Night
  79.   Starfinder
  80.   How Insensitive
  81.   I Thought About You
  82.   Mazurka No. 4, Op. 17, No. 4
  83.   Remember Me This Way
  84.   The Sounding Joy
  85.   The Christmas Song
  86.   Wassail Song (Here We Come, A-Wassailing)
  87.   O Come, O Come, Emmanuel/Personent Hodie
  88.   Someone to Watch over Me
  89.   Foxglove
  90.   We Three Kings of Orient Are
  91.   Captain April
  92.   Serenade
  93.   Simple Gifts
  94.   Blessings