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April 2, 7:30 pm
Colours Of Sound
- Simon Pilbrow with the
Brent Fischer Orchestra
hear some of LA's best musicians in a big band setting play originals
lead by Brent Fischer. Celebrating Colors of Sound, the new
album by Australian native, jazz pianist Simon
Vitello's Jazz & Supper Club
4349 Tujunga Ave Studio City, CA 818-769-0905 Tix here
January 13, 7pm
Brent Fischer + The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Group
73741 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
January 27, 3-4 PM
Guest speaker at NAMM TEC Tracks: ALL ABOUT THAT BASS (details
Hilton, Anaheim, CA
Grammy®-winning producer, composer, arranger Brent Fischer credits
his legendary father,
Dr Clare Fischer, for creating a rich harmonic and orchestrational
palette that has become the Fischer brand. A BMI artist, Brent Fischer's
modern arrangement of the classic Pictures At an Exhibition
by Modest Mussorgsky has delighted audiences worldwide (recorded
by European Hr Big Band) and creates a new big band aesthetic for
orchestral music with stunning results. A multi-instrumentalist
(bass, vibes, keys, drums), Brent moves easily between Jazz, Pop
or Symphonic works. His arranging credits appear on over 30 million
albums to include: Usher, Michael Jackson, Raphael Saadiq, Prince,
Al Jarreau, Toni Braxton, Dianne Reeves, Elvis Costello & The
Roots, D'Angelo. "When artists give me a simple G Major Triad,
I like to wrap it in a velvety timeless orchestral beauty,"
In 2016 Brent arranged and orchestrated the Grammy® Record of
The Year for D'Angelo's "Really
Love" from his album "Black Messiah" where Brent
is also listed as one of the producers.
photo: Wire Images Mark Davis
Brent produced the last eight Clare Fischer albums, including: Grammy®-nominated
2011 release Continuum', 2012 Grammy®-winning '¡Ritmo!'
(Best Latin Jazz Album feat Poncho Sanchez and Alex Acuña)
and 2013 Grammy®-winning Music for Strings, Percussion
and the Rest (Best Instrumental Composition).
Brent arranged two tracks and penned Rainforest, inspired
by nature and Latin rhythms on ¡Ritmo! "It blends our
worldwide music influences with the highly idiomatic aspects of
Latin rhythms and uses sonic colors to continue awareness of the
rainforests that replenish our world in countless ways," says
Brent, who plays electric basses, vibraphone, marimba, and keyboards
on the CD. The
new Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band release ¡Intenso!
features Sheila E. and Roberta Gambarini.
2018 sees the release of Colours of Sound - A new collaboration
between Melbourne-based pianist Simon Pilbrow and Brent Fischer.
Mr Fischer has a Degree In Symphonic Percussion from California
State University, Northridge and offers clinics and/or master classes.
the Clare Fischer ensembles that include: Big Band, Latin Jazz Group,
Jazz Corps (a unique 30-piece ensemble), Organ Quintet, and Clarinet
Working professionally in the music industry since age 16, Brent
Fischer has performed with groups from more than 20 different countries
on 10 different instruments.
Brent Fischer was immersed in music since birth, taking up many
instruments from age 5.
"In a sense, music is really my first language. That's why
working behind the scenes with artists like Paul McCartney, Robert
Palmer, Brandi, George Duke, Joao Gilberto And Carlos Santana has
come so naturally to me," says Brent.
Below performing Morning by Clare Fischer with The Clare
Fischer Big Band at Recife 2013
Brent Fischer's orchestral writing offers a timeless quality with
lush and layered strings, and soaring brass and/or woodwinds. His
3-dimensional musical palette uses many colors of highly unusual
or lesser known orchestral instruments effectively and effortlessly
to create a distinct sound for his discerning clients. This coupled
with an unconventional harmonic sense, inspired by his father, truly
sets Brent Fischer's sound apart. "I work on each project with
a deep respect for the artist's musical identity and budgetary requirements.
At the end of the day, it all has to work and sound great,"
+ The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Group was featured at the 2015 Latin
Jazz series at LACMA (Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art), Santos
Festival in Brazil, and numerous other live engagements. Dr Clare
Fischer's legacy continues through Brent, who has shared music with
his legendary father for decades and contributes to the West Coast
Jazz sounds with all-original material carved by the likes of Cal
Tjader and the elder Fischer.
offers clinics and/or master classes for Universities and Music
Conservatories on subjects that include:
Expanding your compositional/arranging techniques
Clare Fischer's harmonic concepts for arrangers, composers
and improvisers--an overview of this unique style including specific
techniques with written and audio examples
Latin jazz grooves workshop--open to all musicians for a deeper
understanding of playing idiomatically in these styles
Transcribing complex harmonies for study--techniques for developing
absolute relative pitch (more practical than perfect pitch) and
expanding harmonic vocabulary
My Career with Clare Fischer--Insights into the music industry
-- father and son working history with stellar artists from Dizzy
Gillespie and Cal Tjader to Prince and Michael Jackson. Brent Fischer
is passionate about artist career development and offers a vast
experience managing his father's publishing and recorded music catalogue.
composing and arranging prowess appears on the latest Clare Fischer
release from Clavo Records: Pacific Jazz. Listen below to "Son
of A Dad" one of many compositions penned by Brent.
Fischer's arrangement of the classic Pictures At an Exhibition by
Modest Mussorgsky, (recorded in Europe feat The Hr Big Band). Listen
to The Clare Fischer Big Band perform the tenth movement live from
the Typhoon in Santa Monica, California.
Brent Fischer's arranging and orchestration work has touched the
following high profile releases with popular artists to include:
Black Messiah --First single: Really Love, and Elvis
Costello & The Roots --Five tracks: Cinco Minutos Con
Vos - Costello duet with Marisoul, If I Could Believe,
Refuse To Be Saved, Sugar Won't Work, and (She
Might Be A) Grenade.
Being busy as a writer means only traveling occasionally with the
bands. "We do what I call 'reverse touring'. Fans worldwide
are notified that, if they want to see us in concert, they should
make it the highlight of a vacation to Southern California - and
they do come, from around the globe, especially for something as
unparalleled as the clarinet choir" says Brent Fischer. studioexrpesso's
been recording my Dad for a long time to make sure we'll have his
keyboard parts on future releases. Technology makes it possible
for us to play together on this and future albums, similar to Natalie
Cole's Unforgettable," says Brent.
On September of 2011, Brent produced and directed the highly anticipated
Jazz sessions of his father's two acclaimed groups. The Clare Fischer
Voices "...And Sometimes Instruments" marks the 50th solo
album for the prolific Fischer and "Continuum" with Clare
Fischer Big Band is his 51st. For the new releases Brent assembled
over 30 Jazz legends, including ---Peter Erskine, Alex Acuna, Don
Shelton, Bob Sheppard, Gary Foster, Andy Martin, Scott Whitfield,
Ron Stout, Steve Huffsteter, Carl Saunders and Larry Koonse for
the sesssons at Glenwood Studios in Burbank and at Conway Studios
in Hollywood. "32 musicians, 10 songs, 36 hours of studio time
and 160 gigabytes of Protools tracks later we have enough material
for 2 CDs," says Brent Fischer.
The music consists of previously unreleased compositions and arrangements
written for big band by Clare Fischer plus Brent Fischer originals
and arrangements of Clare's songs that the elder Fischer asked his
son to write. "What sets this project apart is the writing.
It blends skillful craftsmanship with musical credibility,"
says noted music journalist Don Heckman. "Plus with so many
exotic brass and woodwind instruments like alto horn and contrabass
clarinet, you're going to hear an unparalleled variety of aural
colors," says Brent.
absorbed my style over the decades, he (Brent) is uniquely qualified
to direct these recordings, in some cases finishing works for me
so that, at my
age, I can just listen and enjoy."
-- Clare Fischer
Fischer was a major influence on my harmonic concept
be me if it wasnt for Clare Fischer.
Fischer's capable hands, it seems the music of Clare Fischer will
live on for years to come, in a big-band paradigm or some other
framework. And that's a good thing for musicians and listeners alike.
Pacific Jazz exudes a charm that ensnares both heart and mind."
Jack Bowers, All About Jazz
Conte with Brent Fischer at the Riviera Jazz Fest 2013 Mexico
Contact: C Artist Management
Fischer and Clare Fischer music Available at ClareFischer.com, CD
2014 Grammy Win for Music For Strings, Percussion And
The Rest Featuring The Clare Fischer Orchestra Conducted by Dr Clare
Fischer, Gary Foster and Brent Fischer
2014 New Elvis Costello &
The Roots Album Features Brent Fischer Orchestra Arranged and Conducted
by Brent Fischer EPK
Fischer Orchestra featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Sept
19, 2013 with
Elvis Costello & The Roots (Brent conducting at 4:46)
2013 Grammy win for ¡RITMO! - Best
Latin Jazz Album, produced and directed by Brent Fischer- EPK
Listen to Red
Bull Music Academy Radio Interview with Brent and legendary
father, Dr Clare Fischer.
Feb 9, 8-9:30 pm Typhoon,
Santa Monica Brent Fischer + Clare Fischer Big Band
>>Sat Jan 23, 2016 2pm TEC Tracks at NAMM- Anaheim Convention
>>Jan 8, 2016 Jazz for Jazz Lovers Series at Pete Carlson's,
Brent Fischer + The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Group
Fischer I Tjader Salute!
>> Sat, August 29, 2015 Brent Fischer + the Clare Fischer
Latin Jazz Group at LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Feb 3, 11:00 AM 12:00PM in the GRAMMY Museums Clive
Davis Theater GRAMMY Museums Backstage Pass program (private
>> Reciff, Mexico
>>2013 Brent Fischer + The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band
won the Grammy award for best Latin Jazz album. The band also made
a trip to Recife, Brazil performing at the Moacir Santos Jazz Festival.
Brent Fischer + The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Group at Jazz Fest
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