Fri Oct 18

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Fri, October 18
7PM / $65 | $8.20 Fees
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Carlyle Room

1350 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

"MS. 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)

When the iconic Ms. Lisa Fischer sings, she brings a joyous sense of discovery to every se6ng. The Grammy and Oscar winning powerhouse vocalist is at the peak of her powers, blazing her own path, reveling in the chance to dive into every vocal possibility. While she carries traces of the legendary stars with whom she’s collaborated over four decades, Ms. Lisa Fischer is a constellation in her own right, singing songs with “amazing power, energy, and projection” enthuses Keith Richards, after 26 years of musicmaking with Ms. Lisa Fischer in the Rolling Stones.

Whether she’s stretching out in an intimate duo with jazz piano maestro Taylor Eigsti, raising the roof with the spiritually charged Gullah funk combo Ranky Tanky, creating luminous soundscapes onstage with the dancers of Alonzo King LINES Ballet, or following her uninhibited muse with her trio Grand Baton and their organic fusion of Caribbean psychedelic soul and jazzy progressive rock, Fischer has taken her rightful place among America’s greatest vocalists.

“A talent that comes once in a lifetime,” declares Roberta Flack. “Like Haley’s Comet, her brilliance is dazzling and brings light into the world.” At first glance Fischer might seem like a paradox. She spent much of her career exulting in the role of the ultimate team player as an elite backup singer for artists such as Luther Vandross, the Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner or Nine Inch Nails. Even after the Brooklyn native scored a chart-topping R&B hit, “How Can I Ease the Pain,” and a 1992 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, she decided to focus on her already thriving career supporting the world’s biggest acts. But when her story was featured in the Oscar-winning 2013 documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, Fischer experienced a course-changing epiphany. “I was always looking at the next tour, the next gig,” she said. “The film gave me a chance to take stock and realize I could start defining my own path.”

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Fri, October 18

7PM / $65 | $8.20 Fees
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