Lou Fischer

Lou Fischer


Dr. Lou Fischer is Professor of Music, Jazz Studies Area Chair/Graduate Coordinator, jazz ensemble director at Capital University. A member of the UN Band (‘71-‘74), Fischer holds a BM (Magna Cum Laude ’91), and MA (with Honors ’92) from the University of Denver, and a Doctor of Arts from Ball State University ( Lambda ’99). The current jazz division head for Bands of America/Music For All, Lou’s forty-five year career represents a veritable Who’s Who in American Music, including composing and/or performing studio w and extensive touring with The Crusaders, Red Rodney, Airto, Charlie Byrd, Andy Williams, Emmy Lou Harris, Woody Herman, Louis Bellson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Bill Watrous and Bobby Shew. Selected recordings include Beaux J Poo Boo All New; Steve Houghton’s Tribute to Gershwin; Bill Watrous’ A Time For Love & Bone-I-fied; Shelly Berg’s The Joy; Frank Mantooth’s A Miracle; and Sunny Wilkinson’s High Wire, among many others. A Yamaha Silent Bass Artist Representative, clinics/concerts include Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea, Great B Lou has directed All State Ensembles in Texas (two levels), North Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wisconsin, and Louisiana. With compositions and textbooks published by Hal Leonard, Walrus, and Alfred, Lou has also been a contributor to the International Association for Jazz Education Jazz Educator’s Journal and Band Director Magazines. The latest textbook is Rhythm Section Workshop for Jazz Band Directors, a complete setrector’s Manual, DVD, play-along CD and Five workbooks. co-authored with Shelly Berg (piano), Steve Houghton (drums) and Fred Hamilton (guitar). Having served IAJE in many capacities for thirty plus years, Lou was formerly the United States Representative.

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