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Lisa Jelle is Professor of Flute at Capital University, Principal Flute of the Ashland Symphony and the Central Ohio Symphony, an Associate Musician with the Columbus Symphony, and a frequent performer with the Hawaii Symphony, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and the Famous Jazz Orchestra. A former member of the Honolulu Symphony, the Austin Symphony, and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Lisa was also a member of the Breckenridge Music Festival Chamber Orchestra in her native Colorado for 20 summers. Lisa is Director of the 501(c)3 nonprofit Mark Flugge Memorial Fund, which commissions new arrangements of Mark's compositions, sponsors the Capital University Mark Flugge Jazz Award, and coordinates the Annual Mark Flugge Tribute Jazz Concert.
Lisa’s latest CD, Bolling & Beyond: Lisa Jelle, Jazz-Inspired Flute. Mark Flugge Remembered, was released in 2019. Other releases are A Chamber Jazz Christmas (2016); Mark Flugge Remembered: Jazz Originals & Standards (2015); and Waltz into Madness (2012). These CDs feature compositions and arrangements by/with her late husband, jazz pianist/composer Mark Flugge, as well as the Inspirare Duo, Capital’s QuintEssential Winds, and the PANdemonium4 Flute Quartet. She may be heard as well on the Capstone release Resonant Edges, performing Paul Osterfield's "Jagged Edges" on piccolo, with pianist Diane Frazer.
In 2012-2013 Lisa led a consortium of professional flutists in commissioning and premiering Silver Fantasy for Solo Flute and Symphonic Winds by Dr. Paul Osterfield. Her most recent performances at the National Flute Association's Annual Convention were in Orlando (2018, with Karl F. Kraber and PANdemonium4), Minneapolis (2017, PANdemonium4), and Washington, CD (2015, with Ali Ryerson and the Jazz Flute Big Band). Three recent international performance and teaching tours were in Germany, Hungary, and England.