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Jazz: Smooth Jazz Urban/R&B: Funk Moods: Solo Male Artist Urban/R&B: Smooth Soul Moods: Solo Instrumental

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United States - Maryland

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Alvin Fisher

Fans eagerly awaiting smooth jazz flutist Alvin Fisher’s CD will be “Absoflutely” thrilled with the summer release of new songs and amazing covers. Following his single release of “La La Means I Love You,” His new original song, “Absoflutely” is sure to be a hit. And there is no sweeter sound than when Alvin is joined by his son, Alvin II playing guitar on the entire CD. Their rendition of the gospel classic “Amazing Grace” is truly Amazing! This funky flute player pays tribute to the magic flute of Herbie Mann on “Memphis Underground,” which has an updated groove with his son Alvin II playing a guitar solo that is truly remarkable! He also honors the first lady of flute, Bobbi Humphrey on his fantastic version of “Harlem River Drive.” His sexy, smooth versions of K Jon’s “On the Ocean” and “For You” by Kenny Latimore will leave you wanting more. The jazz flutist even adds some funk to the theme song from the movie “Romancing the Stone.” Also, an amazing new version of “Never Get to Heaven,” which is spiced by smooth jazz Artist Gail Jhonson’s tantalizing piano riffs. Another original song, “The Good Life,” will have special appeal to the steppers in the country. Written by producer Travis Milner (Keyboardist for Norman Brown, Dennis Edwards and the Temptations) and his son Chad Milner, with guest vocalist Brent Carter lead vocalist from the groups Tower of Power and Average White Band, this song and the CD will keep you dancing and stepping for an “Absoflutely” good time!

In 2005, while attending the Old Pasadena Jazz Festival, Alvin met two very important people that would help shape his musical destiny -- Mark Vrabel and Tony Labarbera, the two Chicago businessmen who created the All Star Smooth Jazz Cruise. They invited Alvin and his wife to join them on their first cruise hosted by Rick Braun and told him to be sure to bring his flute. On that cruise, Alvin got to play with many musicians such as Rick Braun, Mindi Abair, Euge Groove, Brian Culbertson, Eric Darius, Pamela Williams, Marion Meadows, Nick Colionne and many other smooth jazz greats in nightly jam sessions. He was accepted and received so well that he was invited back to play on the 2nd and 3rd Annual All Star Smooth Jazz Cruises hosted by Brian Culbertson. This cruise featured many of the same musicians from the first cruise and some folks he already knew as friends, but had never played with before, such as Norman Brown, Michael Manson, Bobby Lyle, Candy Dulfer, Chance Howard and Ricky Lawson. In helping to promote the All Star Smooth Jazz Cruises, Alvin has played with his good friend and musical mentor Nick Colionne at the Old Pasadena Jazz Festival in California, the House of Blues in Chicago and the Berks Jazz Festival in Pennsylvania. He and his good friend Drew Davidson have played together at the famous Blues Alley in Washington D.C. Alvin can also be heard on Drew's 2013 release "True Drew"!

Fisher’s easy grooving cover of the Delfonics’ “La La (Means I Love You)” made a splash in 2008 on numerous independent stations (particularly in the Southern U.S.) and was played on XM’s The Groove channel while selling several thousand units. Fisher is friends with Delfonics lead singer William “Poogie” Hart, who loved the track and said it was one of the best versions of the song he had ever heard. Alvin says, “I am very grateful to be able to play the type of music that people enjoy and hope that they like listening to me.” When recording veteran and Flutist Alvin Fisher adds his old school flavor to the smooth jazz scene, it is “ABSOFLUTELY” wonderful.

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