Internationally hailed as one of the greatest songstresses of our time, GRAMMY Award winning Roberta Flack remains unparalleled in her ability to tell a story through her music. Her songs bring insight into our lives, loves, culture and politics, while effortlessly traversing a broad musical landscape from pop to soul to folk to jazz. She joins Bernie McCain today at 6:30pm to talk about her upcoming performance at the DC Jazz Fest Saturday June 12th at Lisener Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW, Washington, D.C. at 8pm. Ms. Flack will be performing with the Roy Hargrove Big Band, with special guest Roberta Gambarini. Lisner’s Box office is open Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 5pm and accepts cash, GWorld cards, MasterCard and Visa. A service charge of $1 is added to your total order. There is no service charge for GW I.D. holders. The box office address is: Lisenr Auditorium, 730 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052
On the evening of the performance, the Box Office will open 90 to 60 minutes before show time and will sell tickets for that event only. This Box Office may accept cash and checks, cash only or may accept credit cards. Please call (202) 994-6800 for confirmed payment methods.
Classically trained on the piano from an early age, Ms. Flack received a music scholarship at age 15 to attend Howard University. Discovered while singing at the Washington, DC nightclub Mr. Henry’s by jazz musician Les McCann, she was promptly signed to Atlantic With a string of hits, including, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Where Is the Love (a duet with former Howard University classmate Donny Hathaway), Killing Me Softly With His Song, Feel Like Makin’ Love, The Closer I Get to You, Tonight I Celebrate My Love, and Set the Night to Music, Ms. Flack has built a musical legacy. In 1999, she aptly received a Star on Hollywood’s legendary Walk of Fame.
Roberta is currently involved with a very exciting studio venture — an interpretive album of Beatles’ classics.
She regularly plays to appreciative audiences around the world, and had the pleasure of appearing recently with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC, conducted by Marvin Hamlisch. In February 2009, Ms. Flack performed with critically acclaimed orchestras in Australia, including the Melbourne, Queensland, Adelaide, Tasmanian, West Australian and Sydney Symphonies.
Very active as a humanitarian and mentor, Ms. Flack founded the Roberta Flack School of Music at the Hyde Leadership Charter School in the Bronx, providing an innovative and inspiring music education program to underprivileged students free of charge.