Madison Jazz Festival - Ranky Tanky with Very Special Guest Ms. Lisa Fischer

Shannon Hall | Memorial Union

June 18th, 2023 |  8:00 PM

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About this event

This event is part of the Madison Jazz Festival, presented by Art + Literature Laboratory and the Wisconsin Union Theater. Learn more at

Lisa Fischer, guest vocalist
Quentin Baxter, Drums and Percussion
Kevin Hamilton, Bass
Quiana Parler, Vocalist
Clay Ross, Guitar and Vocals
Charlton Singleton, Trumpet and Vocals

Celebrate Juneteenth and the final day of the Madison Jazz Festival with jazz-influenced arrangements of traditional Gullah music performed by two-time Grammy-winning Ranky Tanky and featured singer from Oscar-winning film “20 Feet from Stardom” Lisa Fischer.

Singer Lisa Fischer is known for her remarkable vocal range and vocabulary, singing soul, jazz, rock, gospel, pop, folk and classical with equal facility and authority.

Ranky Tanky, a Grammy Award winning, Charleston, SC-based quintet, performs timeless music born from the Gullah culture of the southeastern Sea Islands. Their debut album was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and the TODAY show. It also soared to the #1 position on the Billboard, Amazon, and iTunes Jazz Charts. Playful game songs, ecstatic shouts, and heartbreaking spirituals can all be found on their latest release, Good Time, which also offers the groups first original songs inspired by Gullah tradition.

Prices (including all fees)

Full Price $20.00 - $45.00
Wisconsin Union Member $18.50 - $41.00
Student (any) $18.50 - $41.00
Youth (17 & Under) $20.00
UW-Madison Student (1 per ID, must show ID) $8.00 - 12.00
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