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Saskatchewan Jazz Festival: Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton at The Broadway Theatre
June 30, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:20 pm
TICKETS GO ON SALE AS OF 10AM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 24TH.
Opener: Jazz Intensive Faculty Ensemble
“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, July 2016)
Her appearance in the documentary, 20 Feet From Stardom, showcased the miraculous vocal purity of Lisa’s voice, then spurring a tour in 2014 with her band, Grand Baton. 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.