Patrice Fisher

Primary Instrument: Harp

Born: February 20, 1951    

Latin jazz harpist & composer, Patrice Fisher, has been performing and recording her own compositions for the past 22 years. She is a graduate of Tulane University, as well as the Wolf Trap Academy for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and the Creative Music Studio Jazz School in New York. She has recorded 11 albums of original music, including her latest CD, “Music of the Three Americas.” She has traveled throughout the world, performing at festivals, like the Cancun Jazz Festival, the FestiJazz in La Paz, Bolivia, the Encuentro Jazz Festival in Guatemala and a concert with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Sergipe in Aracaju, Brazil. “...
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AWARDS Higher Ground Fellowship from Jazz at Lincoln Center, 2006. Sweet Arts Fellowship-New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center,2006 Kennedy Center Performing Arts Calendar-1999-present, touring artist-U.S. State Dept. Artists Mini grant- Louisiana Division of the Arts, for trip to France, 2002 Artists Mini grant- Louisiana Division of the Arts, for trip to Ireland, 2000 Artists Mini grant- Louisiana Division of the Arts, for trip to Costa Rica, 1997 Artists grants- U. S. Information Service for performance in Guatemala, 2008, 2001, 1999,'97, '95,'93,'92,'90,'88,'86. Louisiana State Artists Roster - Teaching and Performing Artist since 2003
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Music of the 3 Americas

Broken Records (2007)

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Gene Scaramuzzo of Gambit newspaper gave four umbrellas to Arpa's last performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, it's highest rating, which indicates a “must see” performance. Mr. Scaramuzzo says of Arpa “There are many sides to this local composer/harpist. It's not unusual to see her play a staid classical gig in the morning and a smoky music club at night. Strong rhythms form the undercurrent of her instrumental music with Arpa.”

Primary InstrumentHarp

LocationNew Orleans, LA

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Credentials/BackgroundTEACHING RESUME HARPIST, FLUTIST, COMPOSER EDUCATION Master of Urban & Regional Planning University of New Orleans, New Orleans, La. 1979. Bachelor of Arts in Music Tulane University, New Orleans, La. 1975. Creative Music Studio Jazz School, Woodstock, New York, 1974 75 Wolf Trap Academy for the Performing Arts Washington, D.C...

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Camac lever harps: Aziliz electroacoustic, Melusine, Korrigan, Mademoiselle. Lyon & Healy pedal harps: Style 17 & Style 85P
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