Composer, arranger, pianist, and vocalist Liberté-Anne Lymberiou, a native of Montréal, is a recent graduate of the Jazz Performance Program at the City College of New York. While there, she founded The Liberté Big Band, a 17-piece jazz orchestra comprised of stellar New York City musicians. At 24 years of age, she composes the bulk of the music they perform and conducts the band from the piano. Greatly influenced by Charles Mingus, Lymberiou captures the spontaneity and unpredictability of jazz through various compositional structures. Her wildly varying rhythms, melodies, and orchestrations inevitably move her audiences, both inside and out.
Since June 2016, The Liberté Big Band has held an ongoing monthly residency at the Williamsburg Music Center.