Jesse Fischer

Wednesday 27th April 2022
Date: Wednesday 27th April Ticket Prices: £20.00 - £35.00
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Wednesday 27th April 2022

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£20.00 - £35.00


Jesse Fischer

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Line-up: JESSE FISCHER piano; YACINE BOULARÈS tenor, soprano saxophone; KARL ABEL bass; JASON BROWN drums

“Fischer displays an Ellingtonian ability to conjure emotions, ideas, and impressions out of harmony, blending vocals, horns, and keyboards into an evocative portrait of the modern world. One of the best jazz albums of the summer of 2020, a sophisticated, coherent work that speaks to meaningful topics.” PostGenre

Fischer’s newest project Resilience, released August 2020, is a full-length album of original compositions exploring deeper connections between modern jazz, Jewish and African traditional music, and European classical music, and features special guests including Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Becca Stevens, Gregoire Marét, Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Mino Cinélu, and young lion Morgan Guerin, along with his working group of Obed Calvaire (drums), Godwin Louis (alto & soprano sax), Billy Buss (trumpet), David Cutler (bass), Jordan Peters (guitar), and Keita Ogawa (percussion). With seven instrumentals and two songs with lyrics penned by Fischer himself with co-writers Sarah Elizabeth Charles and May Cheung, the album is both deeply personal and necessarily political, responding to the wave of white nationalism, authoritarianism, and hate that has swept the globe in recent years. The compositions on Resilience emerged after a period of intense self-reflection, and range emotionally from despair to resistance to optimism to celebration.



Jesse Fischer is a Brooklyn-based pianist, composer, and producer. Known for his warm, soulful touch and emphasis on melody, groove, storytelling and emotion, his unique voice combines elements of his own Jewish heritage with music of the African diaspora, jazz, hip-hop, indie, and singer-songwriter genres. A two-time ASCAP Plus Award winner, Jesse has performed with many notables in the jazz, pop, and world music scenes, including Mino CinéluSarah Elizabeth CharlesBecca StevensGrace KellyLakecia BenjaminDeva Mahal, and Takuya Kuroda. He has released several records as a leader, including Day Dreamer (Ropeadope, 2015), his Herbie Hancock/Head Hunters tribute Vein Melter (Tru Thoughts, 2015) — jointly created with producer/multi-instrumentalist Sly5thAve — and the Cross Currents EP (self-released, 2019), featuring drummer Nate Smith and saxophonist Marcus Strickland. He is also a core member of the groundbreaking Brooklyn Afro-pop/jazz fusion collective Ajoyo and producer & engineer of their sophomore release. 

“Day Dreamer is a culmination of [Jesse’s] unwavering pursuit of capturing the magical groove in a soul/funk jazz atmosphere … Highly Recommended!”
— All About Jazz

“Jesse Fischer plays with astounding energy; creative ideas seem to issue forth from his hands to his instruments at a geyser-like rate.”
— DownBeat

“Pianist/composer/producer Jesse Fischer is undoubtedly a man of many talents, but what truly makes him a standout musician is his uncanny ability to reinterpret some of our favorite songs.”

“Jesse’s brewed an exotic blend of New York jazz stories and world music from klezmer melodies to afrobeat grooves – an intriguingly personal gumbo.”
— Mark de Clive-Lowe

“He’s always been walking the outer pathways, but with “Cross Currents” Jesse truly flexes his depth and maturity of creating cathartic music in the space between joyful beauty and the embrace of the human struggle.”
— Jeremy Sole (KCRW, Los Angeles)

“Fischer has a knack for delivering ever so satisfying masterstrokes, skillfully textured and intricately layered, merging jazz grooves with a bit of everything dope and fresh he can wrap his mind around. His newest offering, the simply brilliant Cross Currents EP is no different and reaffirms Fischer’s tenure as one of the coolest dudes to serve up jazz-based neoteric soundscapes.”
— Nextbop

Date: Wednesday 27th April Ticket Prices: £20.00 - £35.00
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