Simon Pilbrow's "Colours of Sounds" Album Release Concert! ft The Brent Fischer Orchestra

Simon Pilbrow's "Colours of Sounds" Album Release Concert! ft The Brent Fischer Orchestra

special guests: Mike Lang and Ray Brinkler

Mon · April 2, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Tickets from $20!

The full dinner menu is available for purchase as soon as doors open. Your ticket purchase is the only reservation you need. A minimum of two items ($20.00) is required per person. $10 ticket INCREASE on day of show. Valet parking available with validation for $5. There is metered street parking as well but be sure to read the signs. Parking is NOT permitted on Woodbridge St. after 9pm nightly.

Simon Pilbrow
Simon Pilbrow

Simon Pilbrow was born in Oxford, UK, in 1962. In 1965 he moved to Melbourne and has lived there ever since (except for two years in the United States). As a child, Simon learned Classical piano and violin through various lessons and summer programs. In the early 1970s his interest in Scott Joplin's ragtime music eventually led to his life long love of Jazz.

Simon studied briefly at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee, WI. He has been a member of various groups: Monash Jazz Quintet, Monash University Big Band, Simon Pilbrow Quintet, Julian Driscoll Quartet, Graham Finch Quartet, Peninsula Jazz Trio, "Dizzy's" Big Band, more recently with singer Lizzy Gascoigne and the Ron Gillett/Simon Pilbrow Duo.

Simon has been musically active in church most of his life. Simon has also led various efforts to raise money for projects in East Timor and various world natural disasters. Simon began composing in 1979 and a few compositions including "Ballad for Thad" and "Tribute" (To Bill Evans) are held in the US Library of Congress as a part of the Gerry Mulligan Collection. Most recently, he recorded 12 of his compositions for the first time with the Brent Fischer Orchestra, including "A Fischer's Line," a tribute to Dr Clare Fischer
Brent Fischer
Brent Fischer

Grammy®-winning producer, composer, arranger Brent Fischer credits his late father, Dr Clare Fischer, for creating a rich harmonic and orchestral palette that has become the Fischer brand. A BMI artist, Brent Fischer's modern arrangement of the classic Pictures At an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky has delighted audiences worldwide (recorded by European Hr Big Band) and creates a new big band aesthetic for orchestral music with stunning results.

A multi-instrumentalist (bass, vibes, keys, drums), Brent moves easily between Jazz, Pop or Symphonic works. His arranging credits appear on over 30 million albums to include: Usher, Michael Jackson Elvis Costello & The Roots, D'Angelo.
In 2016 Brent arranged and orchestrated the Grammy® Record of The Year for D'Angelo's "Really Love" from his album "Black Messiah" where Brent is also listed as one of the producers. Brent produced the last eight Clare Fischer albums, including: Grammy®-nominated 2011 release ‘Continuum', 2012 Grammy®-winning '¡Ritmo!' (Best Latin Jazz Album) and 2013 Grammy®-winning ‘Music for Strings, Percussion and the Rest’ (Best Instrumental Composition). The new Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band release ‘¡Intenso!’ features Sheila E. and Roberta Gambarini.

2018 sees the release of Colours of Sound - A new collaboration between Melbourne-based pianist Simon Pilbrow and Brent Fischer.

Mr Fischer has a Degree In Symphonic Percussion from California State University, Northridge and offers clinics and/or master classes. Brent directs the Clare Fischer ensembles that include: Big Band, Latin Jazz Group, Jazz Corps (a unique 30-piece ensemble), Organ Quintet, and Clarinet Choir.
Working professionally in the music industry since age 16, Brent Fischer has performed with groups from more than 20 different countries on 10 different instruments.

Brent Fischer + The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Group was featured at the 2015 Latin Jazz series at LACMA (Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art), Santos Festival in Brazil, and numerous other live engagements. Dr Clare Fischer's legacy continues through Brent, who has shared music with his legendary father for decades and contributes to the West Coast Jazz sounds with all-original material carved by the likes of Cal Tjader and the elder Fischer.
About Clare Fischer 1928 - 2012
About Clare Fischer 1928 - 2012

Grammy®-winning versatile pianist, composer and arranger Dr Clare Fischer crossed freely from jazz to Latin and pop music, working with such names as Dizzy Gillespie, George Shearing and Natalie Cole as well as Paul McCartney and Prince. "I'm not just jazz, Latin or classical. I really am a fusion of all of those," Fischer described his sound in an interview with LA Times. It's been said that regardless of genre, Fischer's arranging and composing invariably possessed a rich harmonic palette, one that attracted and influenced notable musicians - Herbie Hancock, and Poncho Sanchez, among them. Fischer music has reached millions in the past half century through albums from George Duke, Al Jarreau and many others. More than just a tribute to Clare Fischer, the new album, ¡Intenso! is a continuation of Dr Fischer's legacy of timeless music carried forth into the 21st century by his son, Brent Fischer who produced the album featuring 30 of the world's beloved musicians including special guests: Sheila E, Roberta Gambarini, Luis Conte and more...

“Clare Fischer was a major influence on my harmonic concept … I wouldn’t be me if it wasn’t for Clare Fischer.”
– Herbie Hancock
Venue Information:
Upstairs At Vitello's
4349 Tujunga Ave
Studio City, CA, 91604