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Liz Pappademas is an American singer songwriter, pianist, and educator.

Born in a New York City Checker taxicab and raised in San Francisco, Liz graduated from Berklee College of Music where she won the SESAC Award for songwriting and a John Lennon Songwriting Contest scholarship.

Touring both solo and as a member of various bands, Liz began her professional career in Austin, Texas with her trio Hurts to Purr. She has performed mulitple times at South by Southwest and been featured on local radio and NPR’s All Songs Considered. Her latest outfit, Bloody Nose, performs in and around Los Angeles.

Known for poetic lyrics with affecting melodies, Liz is influenced by songwriters and film composers who share her interest in telling stories: Randy Newman, Ennio Morricone, Tom Waits, Aimee Mann, Joni Mitchell, and others.

In 2012, Liz returned to school to study special education at Cal State Northridge. Her master’s thesis explored parallels between academic homework and music practice and the inherent challenges in both for students with learning challenges. She became K-12 Director of Learning Services at Sequoyah School in Pasadena in 2022.