"Not the least of the blessings bestowed by Twenty Feet From Stardom, the 2013 documentary about backup singers, many of whom have more vocal clout than the stars they accompany, was the attention brought to Lisa Fischer, a phenomenal powerhouse... In resplendent vocal shape at 56, she brought down the house in the single best show I’ve seen in the many years I’ve visited Birdland..." -- Stephen Holden, The New York Times (April 24, 2015)
"She mesmerized, haunted and seduced with nuance, dynamics and remarkable inventiveness. She inhabits her songs, taking listeners on a journey filled with generous heart, soul and spirituality, whether interpreting Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” as spaced out jazz infused with gospel, soul and Afro-jazz or the Stones’ “Jumpin Jack Flash” as a slow-burn Southern soul song." -- Jon Bream, Star Tribune (Sep 24, 2014)
She’s been called “the greatest artist you never heard of,” but her voice is known to millions for her smoldering duet with Mick Jagger in "Gimme Shelter." A solo Grammy® Award-winner in her own right – and a cherished collaborator with the greats of rock, pop and jazz – she creates spontaneous combustion whenever she’s on stage. The Shedd Institute is extremely pleased to present Ms. Lisa Fischer in concert in the intimacy of the Jaqua Concert Hall.