Arts Commons Presents
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Opening set on the Jack Singer Concert Hall stage - Ellen Doty
Concert starts at 7:30pm
Ms. Lisa Fischer, a dynamo jazz vocalist with two GRAMMY Awards and a Soul Train Music Award to her name, has been described by Keith Richards as “powerful as the rest of the guys put together.” In her performance with Grand Baton she reimagines songs she has sung with The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Little Willie John, as well as performing her own original material. A familiar voice to many, she was featured in the documentary, 20 Feet from Stardom, and has toured with Sting, Tina Turner, Chris Botti, and Nine Inch Nails, as well as every tour of The Rolling Stones since 1989.
Fischer’s music is a genre bending fusion of jazz, progressive rock, and psychedelic soul, with African, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean rhythms, making her unique sound powerful, inventive and classic. Her voice is transcendent and energizing, and simply must be experienced live.
Part of TD Jazz presented by Arts Commons.
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The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Stage, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED talks and National Geographic speakers, to wedding dinners on the stage and rock stars on tour.
Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep.
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible Seats
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the future replacement of all of its seats to be completed by fall 2017.
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