Carlos Fischer, born in Santa Cruz is a composer and guitarist, is one of the most relevant figures of Bolivia in the world of jazz fusion. The music played by his band, Carlos Fischer Band, is composed entirely by Carlos Fischer. It is a music full of stories and emotions, it combines pieces that highlight the inspiration of its melodies, the intense harmonic work and virtuosity, also taking us through other styles such as contemporary instrumental music and progressive rock.
Carlos Fischer studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, and graduated as a professional musician at the School of Contemporary Music in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Highlighting his ability, Berklee College of Music recognized Fischer's talent by awarding him the Dean's List, an honorary award given to the best graduates.
With a productive career with concerts in America: Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, USA; and in Europe: Spain, Italy, Germany and France, he is currently preparing tours for 2022.
He has published two CDs that reveal his compositional richness and have been praised by specialized critics: "Self-portrait" and "Through the Soul." This year he is releasing little by little, singles from his third production called "Infinite Search", which will be published in full in the middle of this year, 2021.
In 2018 he was invited, along with his band, to the best jazz festivals in Colombia, Medejazz and Barranquijazz. In 2019, he was invited to participate in the MAPAS (Market of Performative Arts of the South Atlantic) to be held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife; to play at the showcases at IMESUR (Latin American Music Industry Meeting) in Chile and CIRCULART, in Medellín, Colombia. Also he was invited at the International Jazz à Louviers Festival in France, from which he made his first European tour with his quartet.
In 2020 he was selected to be part of Seoul Music Week in Corea and was again selected for IMESUR and CIRCULART.
Since 2021 he has been part of the roster of the renowned PRS brand.
- Berklee College of Music: A place on the Dean´s List, for his excellent academic performance
- RockandBol Award: Best Jazz Album (2013).
- JCI Gran Grigotá: TOYP Award –Cultural Achievements (2014).
- 3rd place at QMusic Contest, for the soundtrack in the animated short Cat Out, Argentina
2010. Also selected as one of the few shorts to be exhibited in Annecy Festival, France.
- Prize Eduardo Abaroa, category Pop / Rock. (2015 - Bolivia )
- UTEPSA University Award for outstanding work in music. (2015 - Bolivia )
- Semifinalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) where Path Metheny was a juror
- Nominated by Hollywood music in Media Awards in the Contemporary Classical/ Instrumental
category (USA 2016).
Ricardo Bajo Herreras
Periodista LA RAZON newspaper
Carlos Fischer is a Santa Cruz musician doing his own quality, complex, rich uncategorized music,
coming with daring impudence to fusion jazz, rock, music to the so-called "ethnic" to classical,
flamenco ... In a world plagued our plagiarisms and cheap copies of insipid tributes and few
discoveries, the debut album Self Portrait - instrumental band composer Fischer is a celebration.
Mario Eduardo Vargas
Revista Identidades – Culture Ministry
Voces Magazine Director, Enfoques Magazine Subdirector
Freshness of sound. An unimaginable variety of colors. A precise combination of boldness and
subtlety. A complex symbiosis between art and genuine skill sensitivity. Expressivity through the
pores. His name is Carlos Fischer and he is ours. For the longest time we have not run into a
Bolivian talented musician and musical visionary of such magnitude. His first solo album,
Autorretrato (Self-Portrait), is one of the best albums we've had the privilege of hearing a long time.
If we refer to -jazz the realm of jazz-rock or fusion or, in this case- we dare to ensure that we are
facing the best musician national album that anyone has managed to capture.