About

Mona Lisa Chanda is an artist who’s journey is filled with delicious paradoxes that fuel her creativity. Born in Northern Quebec, this daughter of a German mother and East Indian father embodies a unique mélange of cultural influences. Mona Lisa is also a Ph.D. in Psychology practicing her first love—music and performance. Driven by this dual passion for music and sciences, she published papers on the neurochemistry of music together with New York Times best-selling author Dr. Daniel J. Levitin (This is Your Brain On Music, The World In Six Songs).

As a professional singer, Mona Lissa performs at top-notch venues including Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill and House Of Jazz and graces the stage at prestigious festivals, including the Montreal International Jazz FestivalJust For Laughs Festival and Syli D’Or Du Musique Du Monde. She is currently the resident vocalist at the popular Montreal eatery, Restaurant Alpenhaus, where she sings piano bar classics to packed houses every Saturday evening. Her musical collaborators include renowned jazz pianist Billy Georgette (Biddles, House of Jazz) and Juno-Award winning producer Rob Heaney (Cirque du Soleil, Patrick Watson). 

Finally, Mona Lissa is also a songwriter in her own right. In Fall 2016, she released her first official music video, “Ghostwriter” followed by her debut EP, entitled “Icons of Dreams”, under the moniker Chanda M. Mona Lissa’s original music has earned her critical acclaim and press coverage, including on CIBL 101,5 FM, one of Canada’s most popular French language radio stations.

Photography by bergenarts.com

Photography by bergenarts.com