Steph Lippert does it all. The Milwaukee multi-instrumentalist can be heard singing, tickling the ivories, and playing the trombone in a wide range of area acts including L’Resorts, B8R, Lady Cannon, and The Brew City Big Band. Beyond that, Lippert is a music educator, an active accompanying musician at churches and schools, a DJ who spins under the name Gramma Matrix, and even a member of the Civic Music Association of Milwaukee’s board. She’s also the namesake of The Steph Lippert Project.
Lately, the band bearing her name has been busy with performances at Boone & Crockett’s recent Flannel Fest, as well as gigs at Promises, Tonic Tavern, and in support of Sunny War at Cactus Club. Though her calendar is filling up, Lippert’s catalog of recorded material was lacking—actually, it seemed to be non-existent—until earlier this week, when The Steph Lippert Project released its first music video.
Lippert describes “Which Witch?” as being “a contemporary jazz waltz about stepping into one’s powers and into your best self.” The light and smooth number received an equally easygoing video treatment, as the song is accompanied by footage of Lippert starting on a journey in Walker’s Point by way of a city bus and winding up dancing around a fire with friends in the backyard of a rural home. Along the way, Lippert hikes around Holy Hill, explores a corn maze at Lindner’s Farm Pumpkin Patch, and takes in other scenic and serene settings.
The video for the Vincent Kircher-engineered single was made by Lippert’s bandmates Dena Aronson (who plays djembe in The Steph Lippert Project) and Frank Martinelli (keys). The song will hit streaming services later this month. In the meantime, take a relaxing fall drive/hike with The Steph Lippert Project and watch the “Which Witch?” music video below.