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Lisa Maxwell started performing as a vocalist in 1980’s at Jan Wallman’s in Greenwich Village and worked the NYC cabaret scene during the 1980s and early 1990s .

During this period she also appeared at Judy’s, Don’t Tell Mama, Mr. Sam’s, Nell’s, La Cave, Tatou, and Danny’s Skylight Room. She studied voice with Guen Omeron, and Joyce Bryant. She was coached by Buddy Barnes, Rita Gardner, and Keith Ingham. She attended Herbert Berghof studios and was taught there by Rita Gardner, Carol Hall, and Richard Morse.

Lisa and her husband, jazz pianist and executive producer of Schoolhouse Rock George Newall,  began collaborating on what would become her first CD, “Return to Jazz Standards” which was released in 2010 , to much critical acclaim. This inspired her to rejoin with her coach and accompanist, Keith Ingham for her second recording “Happy”, released in fall 2011.

Lisa has appeared at most recently at Maureens jazz Cellar along with many other venues in New York City and Westchester County.


"Ms. Maxwell has a voice to die for and makes a mockery of so many of the current crop of women'pop' singers -it has a caressing velvet feel to it, downright sexy in an understated way,and you can hear every syllable she sings."

John M. Peters - The Borderland

Lisa Maxwell

Jazz Singer

"Lisa’s gentle, floating approach creates vistas of sound and feeling.

She doesn’t strain or emote, but gets inside each song and makes it glow."

–Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives







Return to Jazz Standards

Produced and arranged by George Newall

Featuring John Allred on trombone

Track Listing:

I'll Take Romance, You Can't Lose a Broken Heart, Sunday In New York, The Folks Who Live On The Hill,
It Might As Well Be Spring, Someone To Watch Over Me, My Heart Goes With You, This Is Always,

Going Out Of My Head, Blue Moon, Under A Blanket Of Blue, June Night, Skylark, A Wonderful Guy.


Personnel: Lisa Maxwell, vocals; Keith Ingham, piano; Frank Tate, bass; Al Gafa, guitar; Steve Little, drums; Ben Wittman, percussion.


Produced by Lisa Maxwell & Keith Ingham

Arranged by Keith Ingham





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