An informal interview with the amazing Mai Leisz. Mai is a professional bassist with a tremendous background playing Jazz in Europe and the USA. Mai tours with David Crosby and collaborates with artists like Gary Novak and Rachel Eckroth. See Mai's website here: https://www.maileisz.com/
#1: Mai Leisz - Caught In The Web | Lifting spirits with music through the Covid-19
Caught In The Web
Your listening to Caught In The Web, a podcast produced for Soundlouder.com, here, you’ll find inspiring stories from artists, producers and creative people from around the world. Our first episode features a conversation with world renowned bass player, Mai Leisz. We talk with her about her upcoming tour with David Crosby and how music can help lift spirits around the world especially during the current Covid-19 crisis. As she says, health is our greatest wealth and she’s used this time to reach out and connect with fans, even offering remote and germ free video bass lessons. We get a little insight into the inspiration on her latest single written with her husband Greg and also what it’s like to write with music legends. You can find her online at MaiLeisz.com, Spotify MaiGroup and on instagram @MaiLeisz. Please enjoy our conversation. Sharing it with others is appreciated and is a great way to support musicians and continued production of this series. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/soundlouder/message
RECAP: Mai Leisz, Jim Haven, and Preview of Sundance Interviews
Bryan and Jason talk about the Mai Leisz and Jim Haven interviews. They also talk about Bryan's experience at the Sundance Film Festival and preview the first of eight long-form interviews conducted in Park City which will launch next week.
Bass Guitarist Mai Leisz on Jazz, Melodic Playing, and Writing/Performing with Rock Legends
Mai Leisz (pronounced Lease) is a “melodic” bass player and composer from the post-soviet country, Estonia. In 2010 she moved to Sweden to hone her craft, where she started her own jazz-fusion group, MaiGroup. In 2015, a musician touring with Jackson Browne heard Mai busking in the subways of Stockholm. The next night, Mai sat in with Jackson Browne on stage. This led to her writing and performing with other music legends, like David Crosby, and eventually moving to Los Angeles where she continues to write and perform. Mai’s most recent album, Metamorphosis, was released in 2019. What you will learn: How being introduced to music at a young age influenced her musical trajectory. Why she studied jazz over other musical genres and how that helped her become more malleable musically. How a series of seemingly wrong turns and mistakes resulted in her performing with Jackson Browne. What she finds most inspiring about musical icons like David Crosby and Paul McCartney. What it was like to meet Paul McCartney in a rehearsal studio. Why enjoys playing fretless basses. What it means to play the bass “melodically.” Why she chose the bass over other instruments. What she finds most challenging and frustrating about the music business. Where she sees herself in the next five years in terms of her musical career. Resources: https://www.maileisz.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cQ5r8xrPuI https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mai_Leisz https://www.facebook.com/maileisz/ https://maileisz.bandcamp.com/?fbclid=IwAR0ntosA35WFcaOLEG-UcAES6vzgK5e5ObMFiXVO6EfsBp04iVogdKz2TH8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j05Q7raP6Q&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2OybZvH-9puDfLNN6ttvUwU13Mnaz_yGXjI-MerVWVtcw76iYAg7O-TfA Instagram/Twitter @maileisz
She just turned thirty, but she is an old soul. It’s for this reason that she has fit in performing with artists like David Crosby, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, Seal and others. Mai Leisz (formerly Mai Agan) is a curious and engaging bass player. The Estonian born composer started on classical violin and piano. At the age of 16, she...