Passes for the JAS June Experience include this performance, as well as performances at 11 other venues spread across the downtown core. Individual tickets exclusive to just the Wheeler performances will go on sale at a later date.
Friday, June 23 – 5:45 p.m. - 7 p.m. AND
Friday, June 23 – 8:45 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Hot off her 2022 GRAMMY® win for Best Latin Jazz Album for Mirror Mirror, internationally acclaimed recording artist, pianist/ singer/ composer/ arranger Eliane Elias’ distinctive musical style and artistry is one of the most celebrated and recognizable sounds in jazz and Brazilian music.
She blends her Brazilian roots and alluring voice with her virtuosic instrumental jazz, and her classical and compositional skills, while she consistently displays her pianistic mastery and ability to integrate the many artistic roles she takes on. To date, Eliane has won two GRAMMY® Awards, and two Latin GRAMMY® Awards, and combined has been nominated 11 times in 5 different categories.
Eliane’s live performances showcase her piano, vocals, arranging, and compositional skills, together with her charismatic personality, bringing a wide spectrum of musical experiences and unique presentations to the audience. Melding her immense talents in jazz, Brazilian, classical, and pop music, Eliane Elias is as Jazziz magazine has called her, “A citizen of the world” and “an artist beyond category.”
Saturday, June 24 – 5:45 p.m. - 7 p.m. AND
Saturday, June 24 – 8:45 p.m. - 10 p.m.
After four decades of featured background singing with icons like Luther Vandross, The Rolling Stones, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, and Nine Inch Nails, MS. LISA FISCHER set out to take center stage with her own humble, heartfelt song. The 2013 Best Documentary Oscar-winning film “Twenty Feet from Stardom” altered the course of Lisa's musical journey, telling her story with clips of her legendary duets with Sting or with Mick Jagger on “Gimme Shelter,” left audiences eager to see and hear more, so Lisa took the chance to set out on her reinventing classic songs with her co-conspirators JC Maillard and Grand Baton. Their organic fusion of Caribbean psychedelic soul and jazzy progressive rock ignited Lisa's flexibility and freedom of expression, awakening her lifelong desire to make music that heals but still rocks the house.
Raised in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, she emerged from New York's fervent studio scene in the early 1980s, sang for two decades with legendary vocalist Luther Vandross, and released “So Intense,” earning 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. With spiritual truth-telling as her compass and loving-kindness as her guide, MS. LISA FISCHER continues her creative journey, destination unknown.
Friday, June 23 – 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. AND
Saturday, June 24 – 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join Lucia and Leo for an intimate night of music showcasing their diverse influences moving from jazz to classical, to traditional fiddle music, Americana, and Latin, while creating a musical map bound together by Lucia’s trademark emotional vulnerability and Leo’s technical wizardry.
Lucia Micarelli: A superb classical musician, Lucia is recognized throughout the world for being a featured soloist with Josh Groban, Chris Botti, and Jethro Tull, and also for her starring role on the critically acclaimed HBO series Treme. Since then, Lucia’s profile has continued to soar. In 2018, Lucia appeared in her first PBS concert special, which aired throughout the US and spawned a live album. In 2020, Lucia joined the Hallmark Family and starred in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries holiday movie The Christmas Bow.
Leo Amuedo: Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Latin Grammy nominee, Leo Amuedo learned his first guitar chords when he was 4 years old and has grown into one of the top guitarists performing today. He is best known for touring with Chris Botti and Ivan Lins, as well as his recordings with Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder, and Julieta Rada.