Brooklyn-based pianist/composer Jesse Fischer is crafting a fresh new hybrid sound, with eclectic influences ranging from jazz fusion, psychedelic soul, indie, folk and world music. Downbeat hails his “astounding energy“, writing that “creative ideas seem to issue forth from his hands to his instruments at a geyser-like rate.“ With a strong emphasis on catchy, infectious grooves and memorable melodies, Fischer’s music easily crosses boundaries between jazz, soul, and pop. A triple threat as musician, engineer, and producer, Fischer has recorded six albums as a leader with his working unit Soul Cycle, most recently the ObliqSound release Retro Future. Fischer’s warm, soulful touch, and bold, spacious compositions have earned him three SoulTracks Award nominations and most recently an Independent Music Award nod.
Jesse Fischer, keys
Godwin Louis, alto sax
Billy Buss, trumpet and flugelhorn
David Cutler, bass
Dana Hawkins, drums
In addition to leading his own band, Fischer tours internationally with Prince protégé Andy Allo, Atlantic recording artist Laura Izibor, and Grammy-nominated soul singer Ryan Shaw, and his playing is featured on Anthony Hamilton’s Grammy-nominated album Back To Love. In addition, Fischer co-produced and engineered Laura Izibor’s Brooklyn Sessions, Vol. 1 EP on Atlantic Records and is currently lending his production/engineering talents to emerging artists Rachel Eckroth, Ezra Brown, Melanie Charles, and Brenda Nicole Moorer. His songs have been heard on television shows including “Criminal Minds” (CBS), “Franklin & Bash” (TNT), “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix), and “Model City” (BET).