Danny
Fischer.
"Among the finest jazz musicians Australia has spawned."
John Shand
Drummer.
Shows
  • John Scurry's Reverse Swing
    Friday 14 December 2018 at 9:30pm
    Paris Cat Jazz Club, 6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Sam Keevers Trio
    Saturday 15 December 2018 at 4:00pm
    The Brunswick Green, 313 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia
  • Emma Gilmartin Quartet
    Saturday 15 December 2018 at 8:00pm
    Classic Cinemas, 9 Gordon St, Elsternwick VIC 3185, Australia
  • Emma Gilmartin & Josh Kyle Group
    Sunday 16 December 2018 at 7:00pm
    Paris Cat Jazz Club, 6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Sam Anning Sextet
    Wednesday 19 December 2018 at 8:30pm
    Paris Cat Jazz Club, 6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Mark Fitzgibbon Trio + Nichaud Fitzgibbon
    Friday 21 December 2018 at 8:00pm
    Classic Cinemas, 9 Gordon St, Elsternwick VIC 3185, Australia
  • Jackie Bornstein Quartet
    Friday 28 December 2018 at 8:00pm
    Lido Cinemas, 675 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia
  • Joe Chindamo Trio
    Thursday 10 January 2019 at 8:30pm
    The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia
  • Atlanta Coogan performs Amy Winehouse
    Friday 11 January 2019 at 8:30pm
    Kingston City Hall, 979-985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin VIC 3189, Australia
  • Tamara Kuldin
    Saturday 12 January 2019 at 7:00pm
    Paris Cat Jazz Club, 6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Joe Chindamo Trio
    Thursday 17 January 2019 at 8:30pm
    The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia
  • Brenda Earle Stokes
    Thursday 24 January 2019 at 8:00pm
    The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia
  • Brenda Earle Stokes
    Friday 25 January 2019 at 7:30pm
    Paris Cat Jazz Club, 6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Brenda Earle Stokes
    Saturday 26 January 2019 at 7:30pm
    Paris Cat Jazz Club, 6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Joe Chindamo Trio
    Thursday 31 January 2019 at 8:30pm
    The Jazzlab, 27 Leslie St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia
  • Emma Gilmartin & Josh Kyle Group
    Saturday 16 February 2019 at 9:30pm
    Paris Cat Jazz Club, 6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Stewart D'Arrietta 'Belly of a Drunken Piano'
    Friday 1 March 2019 at 8:00pm
    Memo Music Hall, 88 Acland St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
  • Stewart D'Arrietta 'Belly of a Drunken Piano'
    Saturday 2 March 2019 at 8:00pm
    Memo Music Hall, 88 Acland St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
Recordings
Biography

Danny Fischer is one of the most in demand and highly sought after freelance jazz drummers currently working in Australia. There is scarcely a jazz musician in Australia that Danny has not worked with at one time or another.


After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne), he had a highly successful teaching and performing career across the country working with many visiting overseas artists such as James Williams, Gary Bartz, Gordon Brisker, Paul Bollenback, Mark Murphy, Curtis Lundy, and Australian ex patriot’s Lisa Parrott, Anita Wardell, Trudie Kerr among others. During this time he appeared on over 30 recordings including Andrea Kellerʼs ARIA award winning debut CD 13 Sketches.


In 2000 Danny relocated to London, which provided a European base while he studied with two of Europeʼs most respected improvising percussionists, Roger Turner and Paul Lovens.


Upon returning to Melbourne in 2001 Danny joined Andrea Kellerʼs Bartok ensemble and released ʻMikrokosmosʼ in 2002, winning an ARIA and a Bell award. Other notable recordings during this time include multiple releases from trumpeter Paul Williamson, saxophonist David Rex, Kynan Robinsonʼs ensemble En Rusk, Andrea Keller’s Quartet and Jamie Oehlers’ recording ‘The Assemblers’, which was also awarded a Bell award in 2004.


In June of that year Danny toured Europe as a member of Jamie Oehlersʼ quartet, with performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and Ronnie Scottʼs Jazz Club in London. Following this tour he then relocated to New York.


Soon after arriving in the city he formed the co-operative quartet ʻSpokeʼ, and became a member of the critically acclaimed group ʻBryan & the Haggardsʼ and ʻJon Lundbom & Big Five Chordʼ with multiple CD releases. The group ʻSpokeʼ recently won third place in an international jazz competition in Macau, and has released three albums.


During this time Danny undertook drum study/mentorship with Master Drummer Michael Carvin, whose core principles about life/drumming remain a core element to Danny’s performing and teaching ethic.


Upon returning to Australia in 2012 Danny continues to perform and record with many of Australia's top improvising musicians and is also a passionate drum teacher/educator/historian and devoted cat lover! 

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Teaching
Danny is available for teaching students of all ages at his home in Melbourne, Australia. Please fill out the form below to arrange a lesson!
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