Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton
Thu, Jun 1 -
All purchases are non-refundable/non-exchangeable.
Sun, Jun 4, 2017
Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes Grammy and Oscar-winning American R&B vocalist/songwriter Lisa Fischer and her band Grand Baton for four nights and six shows. Band members joining her are JC Maillard (musical director, guitar, vocals), Aidan Carroll (bass), and Thierry Arpino (drums). Show times Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 & 9:30pm and Sunday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm Thursday and 5:30pm Friday – Sunday.
Ms. Lisa Fischer and her band Grand Baton first set out on tour in 2014, with no product to sell, no recordings or video to help book or promote shows, no t-shirts. Despite all that, based on Lisa's reputation alone, they were invited to play in clubs, at the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals, and at concert halls all over the globe, winning accolades from critics, devotion from fans, and -- always - invitations to return, soon.
Their music is an organic gumbo of progressive rock, psychedelic soul, and African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean rhythms and classical influences. In performance, they re-invent songs by Led Zeppelin, Amy Grant, Little Willie John, and The Rolling Stones as well as Lisa's originals. After decades bringing raw soul to the stage for The Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa is emerging as the most inventive and heartfelt interpreter of classic rock songs working today.
Lisa won her first Grammy for "How Can I Ease The Pain," from her 1991 album So Intense. With a hit song on the radio and a Grammy win, a major solo tour seemed inevitable, but Lisa was on the road, backing either her beloved mentor Luther Vandross or The Rolling Stones. Lisa was a legend in the music industry; everybody loved her sound. But she never put her own band together, never toured under her own name. Now, after years of supporting other artists, electrifying the world's largest arenas with the power of her voice, Ms. Lisa Fischer has finally taken center stage.
The Oscar-winning 2013 documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom changed the course of Lisa's musical journey. Featuring clips of Lisa's legendary duet with Mick Jagger on "Gimme Shelter" and glowing testimonials from famous colleagues, the film showcased her virtuosity and vulnerability, earned her a second Grammy, and left audiences eager to see and hear more. "Ms. Fischer has become the unexpected star of Mr. Neville's film," said The New York Times.
Now Lisa is exploring new territory. She is featured on new projects by Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, Billy Childs, and recently collaborated with the Alonzo LINES Ballet. On tour with Grand Baton, Lisa continues to inspire rave reviews from critics:
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
“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
"...a great entertainer" - Patti Austin
Earl KlughThu, Apr 20 - Sun, Apr 23
Celebrating 41 years, Klugh is a master of nylon acoustic guitar and fingerstyle technique. “…a guitarist with impeccable technique.” – The New York Times
Lizz Wright with opener Beth WoodTue, Apr 25 - Thu, Apr 27
Star Tribune exclaims, “Wright is equally capable of impressing a distinctive original on your memory bank or reorienting a familiar contemporary song via her personalized treatment and testimony, which ranges naturally through gospel, folk, jazz and R&B idioms.”