Sunday, June 5 · 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Connecticut native HOWARD FISHMAN returns to his home state with for a concert that will preview his upcoming CD, “HOWARD FISHMAN QUARTET VOLUME III: MOON COUNTRY,” a collection of songs written by Hoagy Carmichael, one of the great composers of popular music in the 20th century. Joining Fishman will be Russell Farhang on violin, Andrew Hall on upright bass, and Sam Hoyt on trumpet.
Acclaimed singer, guitarist, composer and bandleader Howard Fishman’s exuberant, spontaneous, and unvarnished music has made him a favorite of audiences and critics alike. Ever-evolving and increasingly difficult to pin down, Fishman filters a deep passion for New Orleans jazz, pop, gospel and country music through his contemporary, and completely original aesthetic, to create a sound entirely his own.
A native of West Hartford, CT, Fishman began his musical career on the streets of New Orleans and in the subways of New York before making his debut at The Algonquin Oak Room in 1999. He has since headlined in major venues both in the States and abroad, including The Steppenwolf Theatre, The Blue Note, NJPAC, The Pasadena Playhouse, Joe’s Pub, The Bottom Line, and Le Petit Journal in Paris. He made his Lincoln Center debut in February, 2007, when he was presented as part of the American Songbook series. Fishman has also been a frequent NPR guest, making feature-length appearances on “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, “World Cafe” with David Dye, “The Leonard Lopate Show” and “Soundcheck” with John Schaefer, among others.
Ever-evolving and increasingly difficult to pin down, Fishman has moved through early jazz, folk, blues, free jazz, classical, rock, pop, funk, country and, most recently, New Orleans brass band and gospel music, while releasing nine critically acclaimed CDs. His tenth, featuring Fishman’s acclaimed original quartet performing the music of Hoagy Carmichael, will be released in fall 2011.
Howard Fishman maintains a full-time touring schedule and has garnered a devoted following worldwide.