Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

It's easy to see why Lisa Fischer works all the time: her astonishing range, her spot-on intonation, her mastery of the stage, the way her tone wraps itself around your heart and won't let go, the infectious quality of her time feel: these things keep her on top of the list.

Fischer won the Grammy for Best Female R&B Performance for her first solo single "How Can I Ease the Pain," in an exciting tie with Patti LaBelle - because she was also one of the backup singers on Ms. LaBelle's award-winning song "Burnin."

She tours with the Rolling Stones, Sting, Chris Botti and Nine Inch Nails. The YouTube version of her duet with Mick Jagger on "Gimme Shelter" has millions of hits. Fischer makes music with the likes of Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Beyonce, Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton, Bobby McFerrin, Alicia Keyes, Lou Reed, Louie Vega, Aretha Franklin, John Scofield, George Benson, Laurie Anderson, Lee Ritenour, Jackie Evancho (and many others). She was even featured in Morgan Neville's acclaimed documentary film Twenty Feet from Stardom, and she sang the National Anthem at the 2014 Rose Bowl.