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BWW Reviews: LISA FISCHER Traverses Diverse Emotional Terrain in Exquisite Yet Meandering Show at BirdlandBWW Reviews: LISA FISCHER Traverses Diverse Emotional Terrain in Exquisite Yet Meandering Show at Birdland
by Remy Block - Apr 29, 2015

It wasn't so much watching a performance as it was bearing witness to an interior exploration, the chrysalis-busting conjuring of an artist stepping out of the shadows to claim her own territory. Lisa Fischer, the extraordinarily gifted vocalist featured in the 2014 Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, took the stage at Birdland for a run of shows from April 24-27. She was joined on stage by the band Grand Baton, led by musical director and arranger JC Maillard, filled out by Aidan Carroll on upright bass and Thierry Arpino on drums. Maillard, sporting blond dreads reminiscent of Lisa Bonet circa Lenny Kravitz, mostly played his custom made Sazbass, but also picked up the electric guitar and played keys. The set consisted of eight songs, including encore, but the arrangements were elastic, allowing each song to stretch into jams, riffs and solos, traversing diverse emotional and sonic terrain. (more...)

Weill Hall and the Green Music Center Announce 2015-16 Season - Lang Lang, Joshua Bell, Kristin Chenoweth and More!Weill Hall and the Green Music Center Announce 2015-16 Season - Lang Lang, Joshua Bell, Kristin Chenoweth and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Weill Hall and the Green Music Center (GMC) at Sonoma State University (SSU) announced its 2015–16 season today, with concerts in Weill Hall, Schroeder Hall, and through the summer at Weill Hall + Lawn. The season comprises the MasterCard Performance Series — 39 concerts on the stage of the 1,400-seat Weill Hall, featuring a roster of internationally renowned stars from the genres of classical music, 2 world music, jazz and pop — leading off with a Gala Opening Night performance by piano superstar Lang Lang; the Summer 2015 MasterCard Performance Series, which takes place with seating both indoors in Weill Hall and on the spacious Weill Lawn featuring an array of contemporary music; and 24 concerts in 240- seat Schroeder Hall, including the popular Sundays At Schroeder series plus three new offerings — a fiveday, nine-concert GMC ChamberFest 2015, led by Jeffrey Kahane, a new Saturday Cabaret four-concert series, and four performances with Musicians from Valley of the Moon Music Festival, featuring early music performed on period instruments by leading Bay Area musicians. (more...)

Mondavi Center Announces 2015-16 SeasonMondavi Center Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

?The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis announces its 14th season of performing arts, filled with the leading artists in music, dance and theater, speakers and a collection of films screened with live musical accompaniment. (more...)

Lisa Fischer, Beegie Adair Trio and More Set for Birdland, Week of April 20Lisa Fischer, Beegie Adair Trio and More Set for Birdland, Week of April 20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for the week of April 20 - April 26, featuring Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, The Beegie Adair Trio with Monica Ramey, Natalie Douglas in "Hello Dolly…The Music of Dolly Parton," and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton Come to Birdland, 4/23-25Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton Come to Birdland, 4/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club is proud to present Ms. Lisa Fischer for THREE NIGHTS ONLY, April 23-25, 2015. (more...)

Birdland Sets April 2015 Schedule: Sheila Jordan, Barbara Carroll & MoreBirdland Sets April 2015 Schedule: Sheila Jordan, Barbara Carroll & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its April 2015 schedule, featuring Sheila Jordan with the Steve Kuhn Trio, Ms. Lisa Fischer, Eliane Elias, James Carter Organ Trio, Barbara Carroll, The Beegie Adair Trio with Monica Ramey, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Standing Room Only Productions' THE WHO'S TOMMY Thrills and EntertainsBWW Reviews: Standing Room Only Productions' THE WHO'S TOMMY Thrills and Entertains
by Katricia Lang - Nov 13, 2014

I enjoyed the ride of TOMMY. By the end of the show, I wanted to buy the album. That's a compliment. To The Who. To the cast. To the house band, The Whom. And to Standing Room Only Productions. (more...)

Billy Childs Opens Segerstrom Center's 2014-15 Jazz Season TonightBilly Childs Opens Segerstrom Center's 2014-15 Jazz Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

When composer/arranger/pianist Billy Childs was introduced to the music of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Laura Nyro at the age of 11, he was left with a powerful and lasting impression of Nyro's unique blend of Broadway-inspired melodies, jazz improvisations and socially conscious lyrics. Childs returned to that early experience for his latest project, creating and orchestrating his newest album, Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. Orange County jazz fans will have the opportunity to hear Childs' loving homage to the late great Nyro at Segerstrom Center for the Arts tonight, October 17 at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Billy Childs to Open Segerstrom Center's 2014-15 Jazz Season, 10/17Billy Childs to Open Segerstrom Center's 2014-15 Jazz Season, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

When composer/arranger/pianist Billy Childs was introduced to the music of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Laura Nyro at the age of 11, he was left with a powerful and lasting impression of Nyro's unique blend of Broadway-inspired melodies, jazz improvisations and socially conscious lyrics. Childs returned to that early experience for his latest project, creating and orchestrating his newest album, Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. Orange County jazz fans will have the opportunity to hear Childs' loving homage to the late great Nyro at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Friday, October 17 at 8 p.m. in the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Muscle Shoals Live & Lisa Fischer to Return to Park City, 8/3Muscle Shoals Live & Lisa Fischer to Return to Park City, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Casting a well-deserved spotlight on artists who typically do not take center stage (but clearly should do so more often), Muscle Shoals Live: The River That Sings returns to Park City for an encore performance August 3. Inspired by two remarkable 2013 Sundance films, "Muscle Shoals Live" and "Twenty Feet From Stardom," Park City Institute's Teri Orr teamed up with Muscle Shoals' Jesse Boyce to curate a concert featuring an outstanding collection of under-sung musicians hailing from a hotbed of talent and stardom known as the "Singing River;" Grammy winner Lisa Fischer (think jaw-dropping "Gimme Shelter" duet with Mick Jagger) tops the billing. This signature St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert starts at 7 p.m.; gates open at 5:30 p.m. at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Lawn and reserved seating tickets are available. (more...)

Punch Brothers to Perform July 6 at Deer Valley ResortPunch Brothers to Perform July 6 at Deer Valley Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Newgrass/bluegrass/rock quintet the Punch Brothers unleash instrumental and vocal fireworks Sunday, July 6 in the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series. Created by mandolin virtuoso -- and youngest ever MacArthur genius grant winner -- Chris Thile (formerly of Grammy-winning Nickel Creek), this edgy string band features the 20- and 30-something all-stars of a genre loosely defined as bluegrass. Folk singer, Willie Watson, opens the Punch Brothers concert, which starts at 7 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Lawn and reserved seating tickets are available. (more...)

Lineup Announced for the 57th Annual Monterey Jazz FestivalLineup Announced for the 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Today Monterey Jazz Festival announces the star-studded line up for the 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival to be held September 19–21 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds & Event Center. (more...)

Dierks Bentley, Kix Brooks, Punch Brothers & More Set for St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights this SummerDierks Bentley, Kix Brooks, Punch Brothers & More Set for St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Park City Institute celebrates its 11th summer of presenting the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series at Deer Valley Resort with ten, powerhouse concerts: The Bacon Brothers (June 28), Punch Brothers (July 6), Dierks Bentley (July 24), Kix Brooks (July 31), Muscle Shoals Live and Lisa Fischer (August 3), Five For Fighting (August 16), Trampled by Turtles (August 19), Nashville Cafe (August 23), Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers (August 30) and a TBA show. All concerts are slated to be held rain or shine at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale to PCPAF members on Wednesday, April 9 and are available for purchase by the general public on Wednesday, April 16. (more...)

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes - 20 FEET FROM STARDOM DocumentaryVIDEO: Behind the Scenes - 20 FEET FROM STARDOM Documentary
by Movies News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Academy Award-nominated documentary 20 FEET FROM STARDOM just released a new featurette. Go behind the scenes below! (more...)

Junior Brown with The Easy Leaves, Chante Moore and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 3/9Junior Brown with The Easy Leaves, Chante Moore and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Yoshi's San Francisco has announced its upcoming lineup, now through March 9, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Chenoweth & More Pay Tribute to MusiCares Person of the Year, Carole KingPhoto Flash: Chenoweth & More Pay Tribute to MusiCares Person of the Year, Carole King
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 27, 2014

Carole King was honored as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year on Jan. 24, 2014. The honor coincides with the recent official opening of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Mick Jagger to Adapt 20 FEET FROM STARDOM to TV & Broadway MusicalMick Jagger to Adapt 20 FEET FROM STARDOM to TV & Broadway Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Mick Jagger is currently in talks to adapt the Academy Award nominated documentary 20 FEET FROM STARDOM to a Broadway musical and a TV series. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/21-12/22/2013Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/21-12/22/2013
by - Dec 22, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 22, 2013 - Sunday, December 22, 2013. (more...)

Glenn Close Gets into Holiday Spirit at Documentary BenefitGlenn Close Gets into Holiday Spirit at Documentary Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2013

At an event honoring the documentary 20 FEET FROM STARDOM at Edison Hotel's Rum House, Close reportedly hung 'back area of the bar singing and dancing along to Christmas carols. But she eventually moved closer to the singers, then got on the microphone herself to sing 'O Holy Night' with the film's stars Darlene Love, Lisa Fischer and Judith Hill.' (more...)

Gloria Estefan, Pink & More to Honor CAROLE KING as 2014 MusiCares 'Person of the Year'Gloria Estefan, Pink & More to Honor CAROLE KING as 2014 MusiCares 'Person of the Year'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Performances by multi-GRAMMY®-winning artists Jakob Dylan, Amy Grant, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jason Mraz, Jennifer Nettles, Pink, James Taylor, Steven Tyler, and will.i.am will be featured. (more...)

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