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Attracted to jazz since birth, Keating has always resonated with music forged by earlier generations. Studying piano and voice privately with Art Ched, Chip Hand, Howlett Smitty Smith, Deborah Schulman and taking Master Classes with vocal luminaries, Seth Riggs and Mark Goodman, Keating has explored and refined her technique and phrasing on a quest to serve the music with emotion and the power of her own heart. 

After undergraduate work in theatre at UCLA, Keating began producing her own shows as well as working for the likes of Leiber and Stoller (Smokey Joe's CafĂ©, Is That All There Is, Bernie's Tune), Roseanne (The Roseanne Show) and director, Mel Shapiro. Collecting rave reviews and critic’s awards along the way, Keating has toured the Western United States, Mexico, played in NYC, Las Vegas and Paris as well as performing an extended run in Japan. Married to award-winning fine artist, Warren Keating, the couple now make their home in Santa Fe, New Mexico with their daughter, Lisette. 

A California native, Lisa founded EncinoMom.com in 2010. Located in the San Fernando Valley, Encino is a suburb of Los Angeles. The Keatings called the Valley home for more than 20 years. At EncinoMom.com, Lisa regularly hosts episodes of California Living, bringing the enjoyment of family life, travel and the California Lifestyle to the world.

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Stuff People Say About Us

One of my favorite comments that has come up after our last couple of shows is that people feel like they have been transported to New York. Part of that is coming from taking on music from Broadway musicals, but part of it is coming from a certain feeling you get in New York. Dark little clubs where jazz players explore the limits of their instruments and the pulse of the city is all around, upstairs, downstairs, down the hall, just outside the door - it's a vibe - an energy - moments of clarity transcending chaos. Something magical is in the air here and we're hearing it and bringing it out to play and share with you. Hope you can feel it, too. xo Lisa

Starlight Lounge

Cords & Keys appearing at The Starlight Lounge! Join us for a Summer’s Eve of song from Brazil to Broadway, Thursday August 1st, 6 to 8 pm.  This is a rare opportunity to catch this musical duo with no cover. Warm, personal vocals from Lisa Keating with piano accompaniment from maestro Charles Tichenor. This first time collaboration promises unparalleled showmanship from this pair of entertainment veterans. Keating’s voice, often described as angelic, beautiful and otherworldly takes on diverse repertoire from La Vie En Rose to The Look Of Love, skillfully delivering the passion and precision of a range of music in English, French and Portuguese. Tichenor’s sensibilities underscore and support Keating’s vocals with a foundation of rhythms and harmonies seldom heard outside of concert halls. Catch this duo live and let the music transport you. The Starlight Lounge is located at The Montecito, 500 Rodeo Rd.

Gratitude Concert

Appearing with Cords and Strings in Santa Fe on Black Friday! Join me at Vivo Contemporary Art Gallery located at 725 Canyon Road on the day after Thanksgiving. Really looking forward to playing this very special event with master guitar player Jesse Vernier. Vivo is celebrating their best year ever! We’ve got an ambitious program of great music planned. Covering a wide range of material from Joni Mitchell and Burt Bacharach to Johnny Mercer and Irving Berlin, I’ll also help you get into the holiday spirit with a special reading of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas set to music and a small selection of Christmas music putting the Santa in Santa Fe.