Lisa Fischer (USA)

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Lisa Fischer is a powerhouse performer who can make time stand still.

An unexpected star of the breakout Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013), Fischer’s original break came working with R&B legend Luther Vandross. After four decades as one of the world’s most in-demand backup singers, bringing raw soul to the likes of The Rolling Stones, Nine Inch Nails, Tina Turner and Beyoncé, Fischer has made centre stage undeniably and rightfully her own.

Drawing from an eclectic palette of influences, Fischer joins forces with Caribbean jazz rock fusion band Grand Baton to transform soulful originals, recast rock anthems from her tours with the Stones and Turner, and put her stamp on the likes of Led Zeppelin and Little Willie John.

A spellbinding artist with monumental range and versatility, ‘if transcendence were a musical genre, Lisa Fischer would be its Queen’ (Pop Matters).

Presented by Melbourne International Jazz Festival


Lisa Fischer (Vocals)
Jean Christophe Maillard (Musical Director, arranger, Guitar, SazBazz, Backing vocals)
Thierry Arpino (Drums and Percussion)
Aidan Carroll (Bass and Backing Vocals)


7:30pm – 8:05pm: Audrey Powne (support act)
Interval 25 mins
8:30pm – 10pm: Lisa Fisher