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Brent Fischer
arranger I music director I composer I producer I president of Clavo Records I educator

 2018 Appearances

>>Monday April 2, 7:30 pm
Colours Of Sound - Simon Pilbrow
with the Brent Fischer Orchestra

Come 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 Pilbrow
Vitello's Jazz & Supper Club

4349 Tujunga Ave Studio City, CA 818-769-0905 Tix here


>>Saturday January 13, 7pm
Brent Fischer + The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Group
Carloson's Golf
73741 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA 92260

>>Saturday January 27, 3-4 PM
Guest speaker at NAMM TEC Tracks: ALL ABOUT THAT BASS (details here)
Hilton, Anaheim, CA

History:
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," says Fischer.
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.




Brent directs the Clare Fischer ensembles that include: Big Band, Latin Jazz Group, Jazz Corps (a unique 30-piece ensemble), Organ Quintet, and Clarinet Choir.
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," says Fischer.

Brent Fischer + 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.

Mr. 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.

Brent Fischer's 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.

Enjoy 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: D'Angelo's 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 October issue

"I've 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.


photo: Heather Lemmon

"Having 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

“Clare Fischer was a major influence on my harmonic concept … I wouldn’t be me if it wasn’t for Clare Fischer.”
– Herbie Hancock

"In Brent 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


Luis Conte with Brent Fischer at the Riviera Jazz Fest 2013 Mexico

Contact: C Artist Management
Claris Dodge
818-427-1675

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Press
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

Watch Brent 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.

Past Appearances

>>Tue 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 Center
>>Jan 8, 2016 Jazz for Jazz Lovers Series at Pete Carlson's, Palm Desert
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
>>Tuesday, Feb 3, 11:00 AM – 12:00PM in the GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theater GRAMMY Museum’s Backstage Pass program (private education event)
>> 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.
>>2013 Brent Fischer + The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Group at Jazz Fest Riviera Maya



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