Howard Fishman visits Hotchkiss as guest artist, performs February 8
The versatile and virtuoso composer, singer, musician, bandleader, and ‘musical storyteller’ Howard Fishman is recognized as one of today’s most creative interpreters of American music: the New York Times notes that his music “transcends time and idiom,” while the Hartford Advocate has described him as "an energetic omnivore of Americana and beyond." Fishman’s musical agility covers genres from New Orleans jazz, blues, gospel, and folk to pop standards, as well as obscure or unknown composers. Known for his live shows and devoted audiences, Mr. Fishman proclaims, “I want to be open to anything onstage...and I want to take the audience with me.”
Fishman will visit The Hotchkiss School as guest-artist-in-residence February 4 - 8, working with students in English, Film, Music and Theater classes. His visit culminates in a live performance with his band in Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center on Saturday, February 8 at 8:00 pm. Admission is free; donations will benefit local animal shelter, The Little Guild of St. Francis in West Cornwall, Connecticut. Please arrive early, as seating is first come, first served.
Howard Fishman began his musical career on the streets of New Orleans and in the subways of New York before landing his first major engagement at the Algonquin Oak Room in 1999. Since then, he has headlined in some of the most prestigious venues in the U.S. and abroad, including Lincoln Center, The Steppenwolf Theatre, The Blue Note, The Pasadena Playhouse, Joe's Pub, The Great American Music Hall, and Le Petit Journal in Paris. A testament to his wide-ranging appeal, Fishman has appeared on bills with such diverse artists as: Odetta, Yo Yo Ma, Maceo Parker, Califone, Robyn Hitchcock, Madeleine Peyroux, Allen Holdsworth and Nellie McKay.
For more information about Mr. Fishman, please visit his website: howardfishman.com. For information about this concert and other arts events at The Hotchkiss School, please phone (860) 435 - 4423.