Vocalist and Performer

Seamlessly blending the sophistication of jazz with the allure of catchy pop hooks.

Mona Lissa’s lilting voice, reminiscent of the Blossom Dearie, Patsy Cline, and Sarah Vaughan, carries a remarkable range that resonates with the timeless charm of Berlin Cabaret. She has graced the stage at venues like Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill and House of Jazz as well as renowned festivals such as the Montreal International Jazz Festival and POP Montreal, showcasing her ability to connect with diverse audiences through her versatile and engaging performances. 


Mona Lissa shines as a composer in her own right

Beyond her interpretation of classics, she crafts modern-day torch songs and lounge-pop music inspired by timeless classics. Experience the fusion of nostalgia and contemporary flair as she brings her original compositions to life, inviting listeners into a world where the essence of jazz and pop seamlessly coalesce. Her current inspirations include other multifaceted artists such as Amy Winehouse, Lakestreet Dive, Norah Jones, and Sade. Mona Lissa's past projects include a debut EP of sultry lounge-pop songs entitled "Tip of My Tongue," produced by Juno award-winning sound engineer, Rob Heaney (Cirque du Soleil, Patrick Watson).

The Neuroscience of Music

Merging her passions for music and neuroscience

As a multifaceted artist, Mona Lissa’s life 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 melange of cultural influences. Outside of her work as a professional singer-songwriter, Mona Lissa merges her dual passion for art and sciences. Notably, she has conducted research into the neuroscience of music together with Dr. Daniel J. Levitin, best-selling author of This Is Your Brain on Music. Their collaboration resulted in published papers on the neurochemistry of music and the effects of sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll on the brain.

Press photos

Live JAZZ Performances

recordings: Tip of My Tongue EP

Produced and engineered by Rob Heaney at Studio Fast Forward.

Official Music Video: GAIA

This Is Your Brain on music