We prefer to explore the universe by traveling inward, as opposed to outward.
— Nnedi Okorafor

Liz Gre (previously Sankophoenix), is a vocalist, performer, songwriter, and audiophile hailing from Omaha, Nebraska. Gre currently finds grounding in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. She finds comfort between the sides on records. She began her musical career like so many singing black girls - in the choir stand. She began studying jazz, classical, and contemporary music in middle school and focused to classical and jazz music through college. he thought of herself as an artist for the first time in August of 2014 and began embracing a life as such.


With Soullower Collective (2014-2015) she performed at Arnellia's, The Dakota Jazz Club, The Fineline, Icehouse, Bedlam Lowertown (R.I.H.), and more.When she branched off to focus on her original works and solo performance she performed at Twin Cities Pride, The Dakota Jazz Club, The Kitty Kat Club, The Cedar Cultural Center, The Bedlam, at many community events, and impromptu gatherings. She is currently working on learning the guitar, and writing funky folk-soul music with the cajon and guitar. 


In every note she has sung has breathed the inspiration of youth and wisdom of the ancestors.

Photography by: Sarah White/Fotos for Barcelona