MICHELE ISAM is a singer, saxophonist from St. Louis who has earned respect and affection from fans all over the country because of the great joy and enthusiasm she exudes when she performs. Michele has been performing in St. Louis and nationally for over 25 years.
After graduating from Webster College she co-founded the duo "JASMINE" with CAROL SCHMIDT. Michele and Carol developed a unique and diverse style of original and cover songs.--compelling audiences to take notice. (In 2003 "JASMINE" performed to a sellout show at the SHELDON CONCERT HALL celebrating their re-release of "JASMINE," sixteen years since their last recordings or concert performances.)
After 10 years of performing, touring and recording 2 LPs with Carol, the duo took an extended hiatus to pursue other musical goals. Michele joined a newly re-organized "PAVLOV'S DOG" and recorded "LOST IN AMERICA" in 1989. And in 1990 Michele joined up with another local favorite band called "FAIRCHILD." As well as performing and working with "FAIRCHILD" on their 2nd CD, Michele also works with fellow musician BILLY ENGEL as the "ACCIDENTALS." Bill is another multi-talented guitarist and singer who has an impressive resume of his own. Together they play original music and other cover artists.
Hi Fans, I've released my new CD
"SONGS OF A "MIDWESTERN GIRL" This includes 5 songs inspired and about
'ANNIE OAKLEY'. Writing and producing music are Michele's current goals along with recording and performing.
"Singer, saxophonist Michele Isam grabs attention with her gutsy clarion vocals and high energy strutting." —The Chicago Reader
"Miss Isam can scat so long, hard and harmoniously you sometimes wonder if it's live or Sarah Vaughn on Memorex." —Lubbock —Avalanche Journal
"The updated Pavlov's Dog played before a large crowd...and the debut of Michele Isam was an unqualified success...Isam kicked it off with her saxophone, played the bongos, sang backing vocals and threw in a fat sax solo for good measure. " —Doug Carroll of the Post-Dispatch staff
"Michele Isam's sax playing is certainly a vital element in kicking Fairchild's sound up a level." —The Riverfront Times Peoples' Choice Music Awards, Best local horn player