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Master Class with Robert Shahid: Grammy-Award winning songtress Lisa Fischer

Lisa Fischer and Robert Shahid

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Grammy Award-winning songstress Lisa Fischer is back on Master Class with Robert Shahid.

The two talk about the healing power of Lisa's music, her captivating performances and what to expect when she returns to the stage at Keystone Korner in Baltimore City. 

Lisa’s vocal range is so incredible she can sing soul, jazz, rock, gospel, pop, folk and classical! 


The soulful artist was a back-up singer for Luther Vandross, Tina Turner and Sting. Lisa also toured with The Rolling Stones for more than a decade. 


Click below to hear the interview! 

Lisa Fischer Interview: 6-4-21- Part 2
Lisa Fischer Interview: 6-4-21- Part 3

  ALSO LISTEN TO: Spotlight on Women in Music with Mykel Hunter: Lisa Fischer

Philadelphia native Robert E. Shahid grew up with a constant musical influence. His mother sang opera, his aunt composed and played piano, his grandfather sang in the famed Philadelphia Male Chorus, and his uncle was a legendary vibraphonist for Dave Brubeck, Lynn Hope, and Red Prysock. With those musical influences, Robert studied drums in high school and, after graduating from Florida A&M University, later founded The New Philadelphia Jazz Quintet.