Spotlight on Vocalist Lisa Fischer


Monday, May 22, 2023, 6:30 PM, at City Winery, NYC

You may remember background singer Lisa Fischer featured in the 2013 Best Documentary Oscar-winning film, “Twenty Feet from Stardom.”  Her story, and clips of her legendary duets with Sting and Mick Jagger, left audiences eager to see and hear more.

After four decades of accompanying others, Ms. Fischer set out on her own. On May 22nd, she, along with eight other gifted musical artists, will take center stage at City Winery in a tribute to Nina Simone.

Ms. Fischer emerged from New York’s fervent studio scene in the early 1980s, sang with vocalist Luther Vandross for two decades, and earned her first Best R&B Performance Grammy with “How Can I Ease The Pain.” She joined the Rolling Stones for their 1989 Steel Wheels tour and continued to grace their stage for the next 26 years. Recent collaborations include Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, YoYo Ma, and the National Philharmonic.

We are thrilled to count Ms. Fischer among our 2023 JusticeAid performing artists.


Enjoy dinner and a unique live concert featuring contemporary artists in a tribute to civil rights icon and High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone100% of ticket revenue and sponsorships will provide unrestricted funds for JusticeAid’s 2023 grantee partner, Black Voters Matter. With performances by some of the finest vocalists of American music: LISA FISCHER, COREY GLOVER, JENNIFER HARTSWICK, JAZZMEIA HORN, SHENEL JOHNS, ALICIA OLATUJA, SCOTT SHARRARD, VUYO SOTASHE, AND BRIANNA THOMAS.

Please spread the word and bring your friends. If you are unable to come to the concert, please consider a contribution of $250 as a Justice Ally Sponsor. If your gift is received before May 1, we’ll include your name in the program for the evening.

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JusticeAid is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity. Our mission is to leverage the community-building power of art and music to transform awareness into action in the fight against injustice. Since 2013 JusticeAid has granted over two million dollars to nonprofits that are protecting civil rights for all. Throughout 2023 JusticeAid is raising money for Black Voters Matter (BVM).