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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” in 2003.

Lisa & George were able to finish their collaboration released in July 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 The Metropolitan Room, and The Empire Room in NYC since the release of her two CD's and has also been appearing locally in Westchester County and Connecticut on a regular basis. Most recently you can find her appearing at Alvin & Friends in New Rochelle, NY.


"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












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.

Track Listing:

You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To, Meditataion, Lazy Afternoon, I Hadn't Anyone Till You, Love Dance, Call Me, The Shadow Of Your Smile, Isn't it A Pity, What are You Doing New Year's Eve, My Romance, Moonlight Savings Time


Personnel: Lisa Maxwell, vocals; George Newall, piano; John Allred, Trombone.


Produced by Lisa Maxwell & Keith Ingham

Arranged by Keith Ingham

"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



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