Date and Time
Friday, December 30th, 2011 at 12:00am
LATE NIGHT GROOVE SERIES: JESSE FISCHER & SOUL CYCLE FEATURING: Jesse Fischer, piano & keyboards Other musicians, TBA Brooklyn-based Jesse Fischer is an important new voice in jazz and soul music. Appearing with Stevie Wonder on the eve of President Obama's inauguration, he has also toured the world with Irish-Nigerian songstress Laura Izibor and has performed with the legendary Freddie Jackson, Celia Faussart (from Les Nubians), Broadway star Elisabeth Withers, and N'Dambi. A triple threat as a musician, engineer, and producer, Fischer has self-produced and independently released four critically acclaimed albums with his group Soul Cycle. His television credits include Conan O'Brien, Craig Ferguson, the Mo'Nique Show, BET's Rising Icons, Jools Holland, 90210, and One Tree Hill. Fischer's group Soul Cycle crafts a fresh new hybrid sound, with eclectic influences ranging from electro jazz and barbecue funk to garage rock and psychedelic soul. With a strong emphasis on catchy, infectious grooves and memorable melodies, Fischer's compositions easily cross boundaries between jazz, soul, and pop music, endowing Soul Cycle with a strong identity reminiscent of '70s fusion groups like the Headhunters, Weather Report, and Roy Ayers's Ubiquity. The group's latest release, Homebrew, dropped earlier this year and features guest spots by Gretchen Parlato, Stefon Harris, Sean Jones, and more.