Barry Fleischer

Baritone Saxophone

Barry Fleischer is from Hamden, CT and has been playing professionally since the age of 14. He studied music with private teachers and attended the Julius Hart School of Music Summer Program, the Choate Summer Music Program under the direction of Trombonist and Woody Herman alumni Phil Wilson, and the University of Bridgeport Music Education Program.

While he was playing in the Duke Ellington Fellowship Orchestra at Yale University under the direction of Willie Ruff and Dwike Mitchell (of the Mitchell Ruff Duo), he was a featured solo artist with such jazz notables as Dizzy Gillespie, Slam Stewart, Benny Carter, Clark Terry, Earl Warren, Dick Katz, Oliver Jackson, Peck Morrison, Bo Diddley, and the Mitchell Ruff Duo when he was living and playing in New York City

In 1982, Barry moved to Boston and started playing the ”Jump Blues” circuit. In the early 1990’s, he was the leader of an instrumental quartet called ”Swing House” and he currently has an all instrumental 5 piece outfit called ”Saturday Night Swing Session.”

Barry has recorded three albums on Rounder Records with the Michelle Wilson Evil Gal Orch. He is currently a member of the Roger Ceresi's All Starz band (since 2003), the Dave Whitney Orchestra, and the Tom Nutile Orchestra.