Jesse Fischer is a Brooklyn-based keyboardist, composer, producer, and engineer. Largely self-taught, he is known for his warm, soulful touch and emphasis on melody, groove, storytelling and emotion, and his affinity for combining elements of his own Jewish heritage with music of the African diaspora, jazz, hip-hop, and folk.
Jesse has performed with many notables in the jazz, pop, and world music scenes, including Mino Cinélu, Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Grace Kelly, and Takuya Kuroda. He has released eight records as a leader, including his Herbie Hancock/Head Hunters tribute Vein Melter (Tru Thoughts, 2015) — jointly created with saxophonist/arranger Sly5thAve — and most recently, his covers project Flipped II (self-released, 2018), which features modern groove-based re-imaginings of favorite compositions by Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and more.
Ever prolific, Jesse is poised to release a 4-song EP mid-2019, a one-off collaboration with drummer Nate Smith and saxophonist Marcus Strickland, and is currently workshopping material for his newest full-length album, to be released in 2020. The new project explores even deeper connections between jazz, groove, Jewish and African music, and will feature his working group of Godwin Louis (alto sax), Billy Buss (trumpet), David Cutler (bass), and Obed Calvaire (drums), with many special guests to be announced.