|I recently started doing soloconcerts which has been a very rewarding challenge to meet.|
first was during the 2012 Copenhagen Jazz festival. The second was in
Vilnius, Lithuania where I performed for a filled Sct. Catherines
Church with live radio recording.
The concert in Vilnius is a
rare occasion to hear Jacob Fischer as a solo guitarist. The repertoire
will contain standards from the classic jazzguitar repertoire, original
compositions and reworkings of Scandinavian folk songs by Fischer as
well as Choro and Bossa Nova music, inspired by his recent trip to
Born in 1967, guitarist Jacob Fischer
made his debut at the Copenhagen jazz festival at 17 and has since then
been one of the hardest working musicians in Scandinavia.
two decades Fischer has worked with the best Scandinavian musicians as
well as with visiting jazz greats such as Art Farmer, Lee Konitz, Toots
Thielemans, Scott Hamilton, John Abercrombie, Richard Galliano, Monty
Alexander and Chris Potter.
He is credited with more than 150
CDs of which some have been selected jazz record of the year : In
Sweden 1992(Peter Gullin) and in Denmark 1996(Thomas Fryland) and
Since 1992 Jacob has been a member of violin
legend Svend Asmussens quartet and in 2008 he finally decided to
release an album in his own name, Jacob Fischer Trio (Gateway music)
featuring Asmussen - still swinging at 92! on six tracks. A second
album entitled "Blues" has just been released.
audiences and critics alike Fischer has recieved numerous awards :
Django d'or - jazz performer of the year 2001, Silkeborg jazz price in
2003, and as the only Danish musician, the three "great" prizes, JASA
prize 1992 (Danish jazz critics award), The Ben Webster prize in 1996
and Palaebar´s prize in 1998.
Jacob Fischer recently returned from a trip to Brazil and a highly succesful tour and CD recording in the US.