Mazz Swift

Howard's Theater Music The Focus Of May 15 Concert in NYC

Howard’s theatrical oeuvre will be the focus of a concert on May 15, 2014 at SubCulture in New York City, in a special evening of music to benefit Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, directed by Sarah Hughes and MC'ed by playwright/performer Ed Schmidt.

Special Guest Artists scheduled to appear:

Anastasia Barzee
Karlie Bruce + Chris Parrello
Laura Cantrell
Cristi Castro
Jason Craig
Brad Hammonds
Lorna Hampson
Dina Maccabee
Dave Malloy
Grace Phelan
Catherine Porter


Everett Quinton
Liam Robinson
Jean Rohe
Barry Rowell
Kelly Salvadore
Jennae Santos
Precious Sipin
Mazz Swift
omi Tichman

Music for the concert will include selections from Fishman’s works for theater, including songs from Barry Rowell’s MANNA-HATA, Sam Shepard’s THE TOOTH OF CRIME, Christopher Wall’s THE CALAMITY, and Fishman’s own oratorio “we are destroyed.”

For tickets and information, click here.

Read a fun Q&A with Howard related to the event here.

Michigan and Ohio this week!

Howard Fishman Quartet makes its Michigan and Ohio debuts this week with shows on September 9th at the Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor and September 10 at the Black Swamp Arts Festival in Bowling Green, Ohio.  The two Midwest HFQ shows will feature Mazz Swift on violin, Etienne Charles on trumpet and percussion, and Nathan Peck on upright bass.

Ann Arbor News has just published an advance preview of the Michigan show, writing "Fishman’s songs are richly layered and abstractly evocative, hinting at jazz, folk and cabaret, without ever sacrificing grit or rough edges for the sake of a marketeer’s vision of commercial value."

Read the full article here.