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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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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










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Here's a little live video from our show with Justin Bransford on bass and me and Jesse Vernier from Cords and Strings. This was our first outing on this material. Here I am dipping my toe in the waters of singing in Portuguese. I'm looking forward to exploring more lyrics in this poetic, liquid language of love. Enjoy, Lisa

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Dindi

Here we are taking Dindi out for a spin. I'm really looking forward to the evolution of this piece for us. I've just begun to sing a portion of the lyrics in the original Portuguese. Many, many thanks to my Brazilian friends Raquel and Alex for sitting with me and coaxing the rich and complex sounds of their native language out of me! Believe me, they deserve accolades! They are not my first Brazilian friends. Nor are they the first to encourage me to sing in their beautiful language, but it has taken decades for me to attempt this in public. Now, that I've dipped my toe in these foreign waters, I'm emboldened to jump in and take a deeper dive. Beinjinos, Lisa