Liz Pesnel is currently the Managing Director of Third Coast Percussion.
Liz was raised in a musical family in Albany, NY. She grew up playing upright bass, and at a young age, had the opportunity to study with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and perform at Carnegie Hall. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Music from Syracuse University, majoring in Music Business and Music History, with a focus on Upright Bass and Harp Performance.
From 2006 to 2015, Liz held a number of key positions at The Windish Agency. Alongside radio promotions expert Robbie Lloyd (Interscope Records), she launched the agency’s Tour Marketing Department. As the Tour Marketing Manager, she oversaw marketing strategies for tours of various artists like The xx, Pink Martini, Lorde, and First Aid Kit. Prior to the launch of the Tour Marketing Department, Liz worked as an agent alongside founder, Tom Windish, booking acts such as Foster The People, Lykke Li, and M83. Previously, she has held positions at Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, The Lincoln Center Festival and Blue Note Records.
In addition to her position with Third Coast Percussion, Liz teaches at Columbia College Chicago and performs in Gussied, a bluegrass wedding band.