Family friend Henry Mancini, upon hearing Lisa at the piano as a child, recommended she attend the Juilliard School of Music. However, "Lisa Jill" was already a child actress at this time. So she simply played the piano at every opportunity, including some memorable duets with Jack Lemmon on the set of "The Fortune Cookie," in which Lisa played Walter Matthau's daughter. Legendary writer and director Billy Wilder described Lisa as "a combination of Marilyn Monroe and Carol Burnett, with musical talent, as well." Although Lisa never attended Juilliard, her musical passion and creativity continued to flourish.
The piano remained Lisa's "Sanctuary" throughout her life, as she relied on a career in real estate to help raise her six children. She continued to express her deepest emotions through her compositions, and her technical prowess as a pianist also continued to grow. Everyone who heard Lisa's music recognized that her true calling was to share this music with the world. This was also Lisa's own personal dream.
Just as her six children were nearly all grown, Lisa met Jeff Linsky, a professional guitarist, recording artist, and award-winning composer. The two were married and began traveling the world together. In 2008, Jeff and Lisa began recording Lisa’s music, which led to her 2009 Parents’ Choice Award-Winning album Sanctuary.
The beautiful music that comes from Lisa's heart sounds much different to her than it does to everyone else. Lisa Linsky suffers from otosclerosis, the condition that is believed to have caused Beethoven to lose his hearing. Through surgical implants in her ears, Lisa has been able to postpone deafness. Regardless of Lisa's hearing challenges, like Beethoven, the music within continues to flow.
and wrote this wonderful review:
There are few words to describe the experience of watching a musician that is able to convey their love for their art at a soul level, and in doing so draw everyone in the room into the fantasy of the moment with them. It is something that we were privileged to experience while watching Jeff and Lisa Linsky perform.
You can’t help but notice when watching Jeff Linsky play, that his guitar becomes a part of him, the vessel through which he expresses his musical passion with the world. After watching him play, it is almost impossible to imagine Jeff without his guitar in his hands. As an observer, you are swept into the magical ride, never knowing where he’s taking you, but always left breathless for the experience of taking the ride with him.
Jeff’s beautiful wife Lisa is not only an accomplished classical pianist, but also a delight to watch as she performs her moving original compositions. Her endearing personality invites you to tumble headlong into her passion for music that she lovingly shares with her audience. The musical stylings of Jeff and Lisa together are a wonderful blending of their talents and the obvious spiritual bond between them.
If you are looking for a musical experience that will transport you into a world of tranquility, passion, and leave you wanting more, make a date to laugh and cry with Jeff and Lisa Linsky as they take you on an inspiring, creative journey into the passion of their lives – the art of making beautiful music together.