“Lisa Fischer in concert is addictive, singing 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.”
After four decades of featured background singing with icons like Luther Vandross, The Rolling Stones, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa Fischer takes center stage with her own humble, heartfelt vocals. The 2013 “Best Documentary Oscar” award winning film “Twenty Feet from Stardom” altered the course of Lisa’s musical journey, telling her story, with clips of her legendary duets with Sting or with Mick Jagger on “Gimme Shelter.” It left audiences eager to see and hear more, so Lisa took the chance to set out on her own reinventing classic songs with her co-conspirators JC Maillard and Grand Baton. Their organic fusion of Caribbean psychedelic soul and jazzy progressive rock ignited Lisa’s flexibility and freedom of expression, awakening her lifelong desire to make music that heals but still rocks the house.
“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.”
While Lisa’s range is legendary, her greatest gift is the ability to connect, to reach the hearts of her listeners. She emerged from New York’s fervent studio scene in the early 1980s, sang for two decades with legendary vocalist Luther Vandross, and released “So Intense,” earning her first Grammy® for “Best R&B Performance” for “How Can I Ease The Pain.” She joined The Rolling Stones for their 1989 “Steel Wheels” tour, and continued to grace their stage for the next 26 years. Lisa’s passion for constant growth and experimentation with different styles invited recent collaborations with jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, Talib Kweli, Billy Childs and YoYo Ma, the Metropole Orkest, and the list goes on and on. With spiritual truth-telling as her compass and loving kindness as her guide, Lisa Fischer continues her creative journey…destination unknown.
“Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer, Louis Cato is a ball of versatility and a special brand of bright.”
Portuguese-born, Carolina-bred, and current Brooklyn, NY resident Louis Cato is featured nightly on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” as a member of Jon Batiste and Stay Human band. He’s a Grammy® nominated and internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter. He has recorded with Beyoncé, Q-tip, John Legend and Mariah Carey, among other household names. He has toured with some of the most influential acts in music, such as Bobby McFerrin, Snarky Puppy, Marcus Miller, John Scofield, David Sanborn, and George Duke.