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Alisa Ohri

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How would you describe your music?

jazz infused r&b

What is your role in your band? In the studio? In business or marketing decisions?

lead vocalist - and as an "independent artist" - I have to wear many hats CEO, head of PR, secretary, chauffeur, ...lol!

Describe your gear.

... have mic - will travel! lol!

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Do you think being a woman and a musician is different from being a man and a musician? If so, how? Was there a moment that made a difference clear to you?

oh yes! in general, we still live in an age that can be sexist/gender biased. have I had challenging/negative experiences? yes of course, who hasn't? but at the end of the day, it's a privilege and a gift to be a musician! and I find that focusing on the joy/magic of my job eases tensions that might arise from situations that aren't so fun!

Do you see differences between generations of women musicians?

yes and no. ... yes we live in a more "modern" age. but, women are still faced with sexist challenges and gender biases. sometimes it just feels like we have "more freedom/rights" to march in the same place.

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Did anyone ever give you any valuable advice about making your way in the music industry? What advice would you give to a woman musician just starting out?

"oh yes!!! :) what a blessing to get advice from folks who have been in it for awhile!

Here's my humble advice: :) 1) ALWAYS be on time and prepared. ... never give anyone a reason to judge you except for the quality of your work! 2) Remember, at the end of the day - this is a job/business. There will be times that are challenging. Don't involve yourself with gossip and negative activity. ... ""Smile and get your paycheck"" 3) Follow your heart and you'll always make the best choice for yourself!

.... sending love and support! ~Alisa :) xox"

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Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

... there's nothing more joyful, and so completely fulfilling than feeling your voice resonate with a beautiful melody. - how cool is that .... and earn a living doing it? :)

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