Lisa Jane Lipkin is a piano-playing songstress with a poetic take on life. A sophisticated & spirited performer, Lipkin has graced numerous stages including opening for Dar Williams, Steve Forbert, Vance Gilbert, Shemekia Copeland, John Pizzarelli, Garnet Rogers, Tom Chapin, and more.
Her award-winning songs have appeared in film (“Passionate Politics – The Life & Work of Charlotte Bunch”) and on compilations albums such as “Indie Musice for Life” among others. Her production work includes the latest release, "Greetings from the Wilderness" by award-winning singer-songwriter, Jay Hitt and the award-winning children's recording "Home" by Christine Pepe.
Lipkin’s latest album “Flying on Instruments” was co-produced with Richard Martinez (Across the Universe) and features some of NYC’s top players as well as some of Lipkin’s most insightful songwriting. Her earlier recordings include "Raise the Honey" and "A Prayer for Peace", the latter being a collection of original prayers & chants influenced by her Jewish roots and her keen interest in spirituality.
Lipkin laughs to recall having once been called a cross between Diana Ross and Joni Mitchell. Still, she sees the sense in it as she cites such diverse influences as Beethoven & Bob Dylan, Bob Marley & Ella Fitzgerald, Cat Stevens & Stevie Wonder.
A Jersey-girl living in New York, Lipkin says she’s in it for "the way music connects us to one another - and for the honesty - which sometimes means the sad.” But she follows that with a line from her song “A New Togetherhood” affirming that "it's alright...we're all in this together...anyway."