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Brent Fischer

Brent Fischer Orchestra (BFO) + The Clare Fischer Ensembles — Trio, Quartet, Organ Quintet, Big Band, Latin Jazz Group, Jazz Corp — perform internationally, under the direction of Brent Fischer Music is ALL original works by Clare and Brent Fischer, now celebrating 50+ years of MUSIC + over 60 Recorded albums available at https://clarefischer.com/music and https://clarefischer.com/books BFO is set to release a New album in Sept, 2021 of Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring an all-star 22-piece big band, directed and produced by Brent Fischer. Grammy®-winning producer, composer, arranger Brent Fischer credits his late father, Dr Clare Fischer, for creating a family tradition of writing with a rich harmonic and orchestrational palette that has become the Fischer brand. A multi-instrumentalist (vibes, keys, bass, drums), Brent Fischer moves easily between genres. His arranging credits for pop and jazz royalty include: D’Angelo, Prince, Michael Jackson, Usher, Al Jarreau, Elvis Costello and The Roots. Brent Fischer has produced the last nine Clare Fischer albums, including: The Grammy-winning ¡Ritmo! (featuring Poncho Sanchez and Alex Acuna), ‘¡Intenso!’ (feat Sheila E. and Roberta Gambarini) both, with Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band. Brent Fischer is a BMI artist and continues to create West Coast sounds carved by the likes of the elder Fischer and Cal Tjader. Brent's arrangement work appeared on the 2016 Grammy Winner: R&B Song and Album - for "Really Love," by D'Angelo & The Vanguard from the album: Black Messiah. Other arranging credits include: Prince, Elvis Costello & the Roots, Sheila E. 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 + The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Group was featured at the 2015 and 2018 Latin Jazz series at LACMA (Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art), Santos Festival in Brazil, and numerous public and private live engagements in Los Angeles. PICTURES is the new album from Grammy®-winning Brent Fischer with his modern interpretation, for big band, of Mussorgsky’s classic: Pictures At An Exhibition. PICTURES features Brent Fischer Orchestra (BFO) with twenty top-tier Los Angeles musicians to include: Larry Koonse on guitar, Jamey Tate on drums, Ken Wild on bass, and Quinn Johnson on keyboard. The stunning Fischer woodwind and brass colors are played by Carl Saunders, Ron Stout, Michael Stever, Andy Martin, Scott Whitfield, Francisco Torres, Rob Hardt, Alex Budman and Kristen Edkins. PICTURES is arranged by Brent Fischer in ten movements and five interludes with approximately forty minutes of vibrant big band music.

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




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