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Mr. Glen Fisher

Wrong Glen Fisher?

Musical Director

Email: g***@***.com
Local Address: , California, United States
Gomango Invasion
98 Bottles 2400 Kettner Blvd #110
San Diego , California 92101
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Web References
First Friday Music Club - About
www.firstfridaymusicclub.com, 11 May 2015 [cached]
Director of the First Friday Club, bassist Glen Fisher and the musicians of the Gomango Invasion are working within this community to creatively supplement the lack of music in the schools.
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Glen Fisher, Founder of FFMC, has worked as a bassist, composer, arts education consultant, and musical director all over Europe, South-America, and USA for the past 20 years. He has been tagged 'the poster child of versatility' by KSDS Jazz 88.3FM. At 42, he's a veteran band leader and musical director, and a virtuoso sideman as well. Fluent in four languages, he teaches and composes in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and German. Glen studied at the University of California at San Diego and the Vienna Academy of Music in Austria.
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Glen started a music programs for the SDYCS Storefront Shelter for Homeless Teens and PhotoCharity (501c3), and was the Performance Coordinator for Blues In The Schools (Blues Lovers United San Diego, (501c3) which is an affiliate of the National Blues Foundation. Glen brought KSDS 88.3 FM and the San Diego City Schools together to bring Wynton Marsalis' incredible new jazz curriculum called Lincoln Center's Jazz for Young People to San Diego's schools.
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Sponsored Jazz Jam sessions for Glen's advanced students
Gomango Invasion - Gomango Invasion - Contact
www.gomangoinvasion.com, 25 Mar 2015 [cached]
Glen Fisher: Musical Director and bassist of the 'Incredibly Rambunctious'Gomango Invasion Orchestra Director, Gomango Kids Music Program Performance Coordinator, Blues In The Schools Composer, Scene Stealer Publishing, Goodnight Kiss Music
Coaches & Staff - Correia Instrumental Music
www.correiamusic.com, 1 May 2015 [cached]
Glen Fisher - Guitar & Jazz Specialist Glen Fisher has worked as a bassist, composer, arts education consultant, and musical director all over Europe, South-America, and USA for the past 25 years. He has been tagged 'the poster child of versatility' by KSDS Jazz 88.3FM. At 45, he's a veteran band leader and musical director, and a virtuoso sideman as well. Fluent in four languages, he teaches and composes in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and German. Glen studied at the University of California at San Diego and the Vienna Academy of Music in Austria. As an Artistic Consultant, Mr. Fisher has impacted music programs in San Diego City Schools, San Diego Youth and Community Services(SDYCS), Humphrey's, Urban League, Scripps Cancer Research, Imperial Beach Film Festival, Quail Botanical Gardens, ARTS (A Reason To Survive). Glen started a music programs for the SDYCS Storefront Shelter for Homeless Teens and PhotoCharity (501c3), and was the Performance Coordinator for Blues In The Schools (Blues Lovers United San Diego, (501c3) which is an affiliate of the National Blues Foundation. Glen brought KSDS 88.3 FM and the San Diego City Schools together to bring Wynton Marsalis' incredible new jazz curriculum called Lincoln Center's Jazz for Young People to San Diego's schools.
First Friday Music Club - News
www.firstfridaymusicclub.com, 7 Nov 2011 [cached]
"Our collaboration with Glen Fisher really enables us to do this, along with the great support we get, financially, from the parents and the community, and their desire to bring the best to our students."
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Glen Fisher, founder of the First Friday Club, guided the children as they played other classic songs, including "Come Together" by the Beatles, but he didn't lead them. The kids knew exactly what they are doing. The band was set up with two drum sets, three electric guitars, two electric basses and a keyboard, but they didn't sound like a cluttered junior/high school band. They sounded, well, professional.
The First Friday Club is a music school. Fisher teaches kids ages 6 to 18 lessons in guitar, drums, bass and keyboard. Fisher is a well-known musical figure in Point Loma and around the world. A professional bassist, composer and musical director in Europe, South America and the United States, Fisher studied jazz at the University of California in San Diego and classical music at the Vienna Academy of Music in Austria.
Fluent in four languages, Fisher composes and teaches in Spanish, Portuguese, German and English. "Music has opened every single door there is for me," said Fisher. "I met my wife playing music, I've traveled the world playing music, I've gotten special attention playing music, like going backstage and getting free stuff."
Fisher starts his students off with classic rock and helps them get a few gigs under their belts. "Classic rock is simple, and there are a lot of easy levels you can add onto it," said Fisher. "I make sure [the kids] get a foundation, some kind of tradition."
When budget cuts started to take a toll on the music programs in local San Diego elementary and middle schools in 2000, people like Fisher started to become active in their communities. "There are other people doing this all over the country," said Fisher. "'School of Rock' kind of stuff."
The Paul Green School of Rock in San Diego is another. The school offers rock and roll lessons to students ranging from 7 to 18. Fisher, however, said he teaches his kids something more.
"Improvisation is the goal. Once the kids start getting into high school they start getting into jazz," said Fisher. "If they can make something out of nothing and deal with the sophistication of jazz harmony, which is very difficult, then they've got it."
Fisher also teaches at Correia Middle School, where he has more than 300 students. He coaches the guitar class at Correia for four hours a week and the jazz band for one hour a week, and he brings in professional musicians to help inspire the kids. The kids not only continue to experience the joy of playing an instrument and performing onstage, but also learn how to present themselves in front of people, work as a team, act responsibly and communicate well.
"By creating venues for kids to perform, teaching private lessons and coaching rock, jazz and blues bands from ages 6 and up, we are helping hundreds of kids realize their potential as musical artists," said Fisher on the First Friday Club website.
On the first Saturday of the month, Fisher puts together a band of his kids and plays at the Humphrey's Backstage Music Club.
"Glen Fisher does things that no one else can do," said restaurant manager Michael Prichard.
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Former San Diego Padres marketer and current sports blogger Andy Strasburg said in 2003, "In the last 30 plus years the evolutionary process of music has produced highly sophisticated, dedicated, talented, sensitive, and compassionate humans such as Glen Fisher."
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So what's next for the First Friday Club and Fisher? With a private Halloween party at the San Diego Yacht Club and more concerts in the next couple of months, the road ahead looks promising. "I think that the time is right for this," said Fisher. "People are asking for it. All I want for these kids is for them to have fun and get prom dates - some social credibility."
So what's next for the First Friday Club and Fisher? With a private Halloween party at the San Diego Yacht Club and more concerts in the next couple of months, the road ahead looks promising. "I think that the time is right for this," said Fisher. "People are asking for it.
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In May our very own Correia Jazz Ensemble students had the unique opportunity of working with jazz saxophonist John Rekevics, bassist Glen Fisher, and the band Con Alma.
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Great News- Glen had another great idea!!!
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Lynch's visit to the school was arranged by parent Glen Fisher, who has played with Lynch in the past.
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Fisher, founder of the nonprofit First Friday Music Club, which focuses on expanding musical opportunities for students, secured funding for the visit from the Ryan Family Charitable Foundation and Yamaha.
Gomango Invasion - Gomango Invasion - Bio/References
www.gomangoinvasion.com, 25 Mar 2015 [cached]
Glen Fisher has worked as a bassist, composer, arts education consultant, and musical director all over Europe, South-America, and USA for the past 25 years. He has been tagged 'the poster child of versatility' by KSDS Jazz 88.3FM. At 45, he's a veteran band leader and musical director, and a virtuoso sideman as well. Fluent in four languages, he teaches and composes in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and German. Glen studied at the University of California at San Diego and the Vienna Academy of Music in Austria.
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Glen started a music programs for the SDYCS Storefront Shelter for Homeless Teens and PhotoCharity (501c3), and was the Performance Coordinator for Blues In The Schools (Blues Lovers United San Diego, (501c3) which is an affiliate of the National Blues Foundation. Glen brought KSDS 88.3 FM and the San Diego City Schools together to bring Wynton Marsalis' incredible new jazz curriculum called Lincoln Center's Jazz for Young People to San Diego's schools.
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Why hire Glen Fisher's Gomango Invasion
Glen Fisher's Gomango Invasion
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Founder and bassist Glen Fisher successfully combines the highest level of musicianship with his light hearted delivery.
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"Glen Fisher and Gomango Invasion made our wedding reception!
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Regardless of your occasion, if you're looking for an amazing live band, look no further than Glen and Gomango. Jeff & Rachel 7/2011
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Glen, Thank you very much to you and your band for everything on Wednesday.
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Glen, THANK YOU for making my day so memorable and FAB!
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Glen, Thank you for working with us on making the CONVIS reception memorable.
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Look forward to see you always, Joyce Wilder Quail Botanical Gardens, September 2006 Glen, Your contribution to Quail Gardens Gala added a special song, a kind gift. Thank you for being a part of it. With huge thanks, QBG Staff Donna Zimmerly Director of Development, Quail Botanical Gardens Gala, September 2006
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Response to organizing the presentation of the Colors at the Annual Urban League Awards Banquet: ...I want to especially thank Mr. Glen Fisher who coordinated our appearance and presented us with a $300 donation to be used for our many activities during this upcoming school year. He was meticulous in planning, and exacting in just what was desired and expected of our Guard. What a real professional! It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and being part of your Annual Awards Banquet!... Respectfully, J.W. Theisen Westview Naval Junior ROTC, LtCol J.W. Theisen USMC (Ret) September 13, 2005
Glen Fisher does things that no one else can do. He's produced and performed in all our holiday concerts since 2001.
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In the last 30 plus years the evolutionary process of music has produced highly sophisticated, dedicated, talented, sensitive, and compassionate humans such as Glen Fisher who is able to play unbelievable arrangements of enjoyable sounds with the bass.' Andy Strassburg, San Diego Padres, 2003
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