This Friday, 12/12 in DIY 360 Andre Fisher to be our round-table forum guest.
For those of you who have not had a chance to meet the new Director of Music Industries at IPR and get a sense of the scope of his career, you are in for something very cool.
He has been both musician and educator, producer and upper echelon executive.
He has worked at a number of different capacities with some of the most important figures of popular music in the Twentieth Century.
Here’s a thumbnail of his career:
Senior Vice President, MCA/Universal Urban Music Dept; Vice President Jazz A&R for Quincy Jones, Qwest/Warner Bros.; and Vice President of Publishing Development, 20th Century Fox Records & Films. André Fischer is responsible for producing, executive producing, performing, and recording with many of the music industry’s most gifted pop, R&B, rock, and jazz performers: Rufus featuring Chaka Khan (founding member and producer), Patti Labelle, Michael Franks, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett’s Perfectly Frank (which won a 1993 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal), James Ingram, B.B. King, Gladys Knight, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Pointer Sisters, Diane Schuur, Temptations, Dusty Springfield, Brenda Russell, OC Smith, Dr. John, Laura Nyro, Lou Rawls, Jackie DeShannon, Nancy Wilson, Milt Jackson, Bruce Hornsby, Oscar Brown, Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions, Jerry Butler, The Rolling Stones tour, Elton John tour, The Who Tour, Etta James, Neil Diamond, Anita Baker, Janet Jackson, Vesta Williams, Leroy Hudson, Betty Wright, Phil Perry, Steve Khan, Tower of Power, Vanessa Ruben, Angela Winbush, James Moody, Ahmad Jamal, Isley Brothers, Donny Hathaway, Richie Havens, Eddie Harris, Clarke Terry, Randy Crawford, Ralph Tresvant, Jackie Lomax, Al Green, and Bobby Brown.
Please join Adam Levy for this great opportunity Friday, 12/12 at 11:30 in Robinson to discuss Andre’s career, opinions about the nature of the changing entertainment industry as well as ideas about career pursuits for IPR students.