Singer, guitarist, composer and bandleader Howard Fishman's exuberant, spontaneous, and unvarnished music filters a deep passion for New Orleans jazz, Brooklyn soul, open-hearted country, blues, and gospel music through a completely original, experimental aesthetic, to create a sound entirely his own.
Fishman began his musical career on the streets of New Orleans and in the subways of New York before landing his first major engagement at the Algonquin Oak Room in 1999. Since then, he has headlined in some of the most prestigious venues in the US and abroad, including: Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, The Steppenwolf Theatre, Redfern Arts Center, The Pasadena Playhouse, Duke Performances, the main stage of Augustibluus Festival in Estonia, Storyville in Helsinki, and Le Petit Journal in Paris, . A testament to his wide-ranging appeal, Fishman has appeared on bills with such diverse artists as: Esperanza Spalding, Yo Yo Ma, Maceo Parker, Robyn Hitchcock, Madeleine Peyroux and Califone.
Fishman typically performs with either an acoustic quartet (violin, horn, upright bass, acoustic guitar/vocals), with his New Orleans-style brass band (trumpet, trombone, tuba, drums, acoustic guitar/vocals), or with his country/gospel-leaning string band (acoustic guitar, violin, upright bass, pedal steel guitar, and drums). For more info: