IN MEMORY OF JEFF LISENBY
(May 24, 1955 - January 6, 2021)
ATG mourns the loss of our former ATG Board Member, Jeff Lisenby. He remains in our hearts and his music will be with us forever. Jeff served on the faculty of Lipscomb and Belmont Universities and was well known in the Nashville community as a well-respected member of the music industry for decades.
Jeff Lisenby was music director, arranger and played keyboards in Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash on Broadway and on the cast album. He also performed with touring shows of Wicked and Jersey Boys and accompanied a variety of artists including Pavarotti, Blake Shelton, Dolly Parton, Mel Tormé, Little Anthony & The Imperials, The Drifters, The Coasters, and Donna Summer. Lisenby twice won bronze medals in the world classical accordion championship. Lisenby has played on numerous Nashville recordings, including the Grammy-winning Songs from the Neighborhood — the music of Mister Rogers, and on his own Walkin’ the Winter Wonderland. He was a vital part of the arts and collegiate community in Nashville for more than three decades.
His Memorial Service from February 21 was recorded and can be found here: