“Lisa’s as powerful as the rest of the guys put together. She has an amazing power, energy, and projection. She really kills it. – Keith Richards
"She brought down the house in the single best show I’ve seen in the many years I’ve visited Birdland." – The New York Times
"...astonishing range, perfect intonation, mastery of the stage. Her glamorous-girl-next-door quality makes fans all over the world think she’s their own secret discovery." – Broadway World
“Lisa Fischer in concert is addictive. Every performance is so enriching, so exciting, so transcendent that you want more. With remarkable vocal range and vocabulary, Fischer can sing soul, jazz, rock, gospel, pop, folk and classical with equal facility and authority. She often mixes styles in the same song, sometimes in the same vocal line. Her approach tends to be intimate, artful and almost meditative, accompanied by her interpretive dancing, but she also can cut loose and funk with fierceness and rock with abandon." – Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Sometimes you just have to close your eyes and bask in the raw talent of an artist…a powerhouse with a monumental range." – Daily Star
“I think she’s a freak of nature, so incredibly versatile, so talented.” – Chris Botti
“That’s a powerhouse voice. I think of her as a star. She’s a star,” – Sting
Lisa Fischer is stepping into the spotlight at last. After four decades of singing background for icons like the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails, Fischer is finally offering her own humble, heartfelt song, accompanied by her inventive new band Grand Baton. The breakout success of the Oscar-winning documentary, Twenty Feet from Stardom altered the course of her musical journey. Featuring clips of Fischer’s 1991 GRAMMY winning R&B hit, ‘How Can I Ease The Pain’ and her legendary duet with Mick Jagger on ‘Gimme Shelter,’ and glowing testimonials from famous colleagues like Sting, Patti Austin, and Chris Botti, the film showcased her virtuosity and vulnerability, earned her a second GRAMMY Award, and left audiences eager to see and hear more.
The Shedd is pleased to welcome Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton back to the Jaqua Concert Hall.