Carl Fischer’s Sunshine City Brass: “Down by the Riverside”
April 10, 2020: This session came about during the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020; however, the idea hatched in 2013 when Carl first moved to St Pete, FL. This idea, coupled with a “stay at home” order, and now we have Carl Fischer’s Sunshine City Brass. Carl got some virtual help from his socially distanced friends including his bandmate from the Billy Joel band, Mike Delguidice on vocals, another friend and bandmate from his group TËTI, Luis Alicea on drums, St Pete’s own, by way of New York, percussionist Gumbi Ortiz, and his friend and manager Stephen Wright engineering and editing video. “I hope this brightens your day and we hope that you’ll give the youtube channel a like and subscribe to let us know you’d like to see some more! ” – CF
Dix Hills, New York, USA, September 4, 2019
Carl Fischer (Musician/Trumpet Player/Multi-Instrumentalist) awarded Honorary Doctorate of Music from Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY.
In a letter to Fischer, Five Towns College President David M Cohen J.D. stated, “Each year the Five Towns College Board of Trustees invites the faculty and student body to nominate individuals who have distinguished themselves as role models to receive honorary doctorates. This year, students and faculty have nominated you (Carl Fischer) for your outstanding contribution to Rock and Roll and to contemporary music. Because you serve as wonderful example for aspiring musicians, always displaying the highest standards of musicianship, the Board of Trustees enthusiastically joins in their decision.”
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