Jacob Fischer (Guitar - Denmark)
Guitarist Jacob Fischer made his debut at the Copenhagen jazz festival at 17 and has since then been one of the hardest working musicians in Scandinavia. For nearly two decades Fischer has worked with the best Scandinavian musicians as well as with visiting jazz greats such as Art Farmer, Lee Konitz, Toots Thielemans, Scott Hamilton, John Abercrombie, Richard Galliano and Chris Potter.
His versatile virtuosity can be heard on more than 150 CDs of which some have been selected jazz record of the year : In Sweden 1992(Peter Gullin) and in Denmark 1996(Thomas Fryland) and 2004(String Swing).
Since 1992 Jacob has been a member of violin legend Svend Asmussens quartet and in 2008 he finally decided to release an album in his own name, Jacob Fischer Trio (Gateway music) featuring Asmussen - still swinging at 92! on six tracks. A new album entitled "Django" with Fischer on acoustic guitar has just been released.
Jacob Fischer recently returned from a trip to Brazil and a highly succesful tour and CD recording session for Arbors records in the US with Fischer as leader, featuring guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli.
Popular with audiences and critics alike Fischer has recieved numerous awards : Django d'or - jazz performer of the year 2001, Silkeborg jazz price in 2003, and as the only Danish musician, the three "great" prizes, JASA prize 1992 (Danish jazz critics award), The Ben Webster prize in 1996 and Palaebarīs prize in 1998 and a "Django dOr" - Jazz Performer of the Year (2001).
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