Saturday, November 12, 2011

Jerry Fischer Jazz Orchestra to bring big band bang to Satchmo Blues Bar

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Get in on a tradition before it becomes one…

Jerry Fischer 16 Piece Jazz Orchestra
Big Band Monday Night
w/ Special Guest, Chris LaBarbera

2861 E Commerical Blvd
Ft Lauderdale FL 33308    (954)533-6092

Scott Klarman
Randy Emerick
Neal Bonsanti
Scott Melamerson
James McCoy
Gary Myone
And vocalist, Lisanne Lyons

Monday, November 14, 2011
Two Shows:
7:30pm & 9:30pm

$10 Tickets at Door
The Satchmo Blues Bar is very pleased to present Drummer/Manager/Producer/Band Leader Jerry Fischer and his Jazz Orchestra on Monday November 14st, hosted by Stu Grant of Sunday Jazz Brunch w/ Stu Grant, Sundays from 9am to 11am on WZAB 880am, Miami (live stream at

After graduating from the High School of Performing Arts in New York City, Jerry Fischer won a scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music. That first year, he performed in six Broadway shows. He was hired to work on numerous industrial shows for American Airlines, General Motors, Ford, and United Airlines while working closely with Cy Coleman, Sammy Cahn, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse. Soon Jerry became Liza Minelli’s first drummer/conductor, as well as personnel manager for Liza’s first major road tour, which he also orchestrated. His professional career includes working with Ben Vereen’s first night club act which he co-produced and co-managed, and traveling extensively with Diahann Carrol, Joel Grey & Joey Heatherton.

Mr. Fischers’s vast musical knowledge and production experience has enabled him to currently produce one of the most unique orchestras in the industry. The musicians in THE JERRY FISCHER ORCHESTRA have been featured with Buddy Rich, Henry Mancini, Burt Bacharach, The Naval Commodores, Doc Severinsen and many others. Since 2005 Jerry has been producing musicians for the shows at the Hard Rock Cafe, in Hollywood Florida.

When Mr. Fischer came to Florida in 1995, there was a void in big bands and even a bigger void in the nature of music that was being played; the music from the West Coast bands he knew from his national tours was not being played in Florida. In 1996, he created the orchestra as a forum for professional musicians, and is now known as a challenging opportunity to perfect state of the art Jazz arrangements. After playing for a few clubs, it became so popular with jazz fans that it moved to Monday nights so the best musicians could join. These nights became a tradition at “ONE NIGHT STAN’S,” a small blues club in Hollywood, until its closing.

JOE DONATO. Joe has been with the band almost from the beginning. He is known in the jazz world as one of the most exciting saxophone players. He has his own group and does seminars and teaches at the Universities around the country.

NEAL BONSANTI. Neal is probably the most sought after saxophone players, as he also plays oboe and English horn and has taught in the Colleges in South Florida for 30 years. He currently heads up the Jazz Band at FAU.
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