Two-time Grammy winner Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton are heading to Washington, DC. for two shows at the Howard Theatre. Tickets are still available and those familiar with Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton will readily say this is one show you will not want to miss. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton will play Friday, April 8, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET and on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET. The shows are suitable for all ages. You can find more information about tickets, the Howard Theatre and Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton at the official venue site.
Lisa Fischer lives to sing and has been singing all her life. She’s spent four decades lending backup vocals to artists such as Luther Vandross, Anita Baker, Sting, the Rolling Stones, Nine Inch Nails, Chaka Khan and more. When she took a break from singing backup to step into the spotlight, she won a Grammy. Uncomfortable in the spotlight, Lisa Fischer took her Grammy and returned to singing backup. Even as a backup singer; however, she couldn’t avoid attention for her vocal prowess. Check out the video above and hear Sting and Mick Jagger sing Lisa Fischer’s praise as an artist. Still providing background vocals and touring with the Rolling Stones (many Stones’ fans consider her a member of the group), Lisa Fischer was thrust into the spotlight again when she joined other female, backup singers in the 2013 film “Twenty Feet From Stardom.” The attention garnered from that film has caused Lisa Fischer to face the spotlight once again. This time, there was no turning back; she would headline her own tour.
One of the nice things about Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton, is that they are not relying on music videos, records or tabloid media (as some artists do) to promote their music. Instead, they are garnering a large and growing fan base simply by doing what they do best: performing. The more shows Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton perform at, the more fans they draw and demand for their music is great.
While Lisa Fischer is the main attraction of the group, and the lead vocalist who brings her experience and professionalism, as well as heart, to the stage, Grand Baton also draws in fans as well. Led by Jean Christophe Maillard (J.C. Maillard…aka…Grand Baton), Lisa Fischer’s band Grand Baton consists of J.C. Maillard on vocals, guitar, keys, and the SazBass; Theirry Arpino on drums and Aidan Carroll on bass. J.C. Maillard serves as Lisa Fischer’s musical director and the two work harmoniously to bring a new vibe to many classic tunes. Lisa Fischer is known for singing classics that have been so reworked into her unique, matchless style, that it might take a minute before you recognize the song.
When Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton cover a song, it becomes fresh, new and unlike any other version you’ve ever heard. The band is unique, original and their live shows are as exciting and stirring as they are exhilarating. At the same time; however, many people who attend a Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton concert are often deeply moved and describe the experience as spiritually stimulating.
Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton are on many social media networks, where they connect with their fans. After a show, it is common for fans to post photos and even videos to social media networks such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and sharing their experiences from the show. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton are frequently known to talk with fans after a concert and take photos with them. Lisa Fischer as well as Grand Baton interact with fans through social media sites as well. Lisa Fischer recently joined Periscope and has shared a behind-the-scenes view of her life while she rests in between shows and travels to her next destination.
Those who want to connect to Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton on social media networks like Facebook can do so in the links below.
Lisa Fischer Gigs: Official Site
Lisa Fischer on Facebook
Lisa Fischer on Twitter
To find Lisa Fischer on Periscope, download the Periscope app, then search for Lisa Fischer and you’ll find her. Follow her to be notified when she goes live. Periscope is a rather new social media app provided by Twitter, which allows users to share videos that expire within 24 hours.
You may use the following links to connect with/and follow Jean Christophe “J.C.” Maillard also known as Grand Baton.
Grand Baton Official Site
J.C. Maillard Official Site
Grand Baton Facebook
Grand Baton Twitter
Grand Baton on iTunes
Learn more about Aidan Carroll and his bass playing below
Aidan Carroll: Offical Site
Aidan Carroll Twitter
Aidan Carroll Facebook
Aidan Carroll Soundcloud
Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton have added more stops to their worldwide tour. Following the shows in Washington, D.C., they head out to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Norway, Sweden, Spain, the United Kingdom, Oregon, Washington, Australia and Hawaii. These shows in Washington, D.C. are ones you will not want to let pass you by.