Jody Fisher

Artist Teacher, Jazz Guitar
Conservatory of Music

Areas of Expertise

  • Jazz Guitar Performance and Jazz Education 
  • Concert Soloist 
  • Recording Artist 
  • Freelance Jazz Projects 
  • Composition for Guitar


Guitarist Jody Fisher is an international jazz guitarist and guitar educator, known especially for his solo guitar performances and recordings. He has worked professionally in various styles of music and has performed and conducted clinics and classes all over the world in both group and solo contexts. Mr Fisher has appeared with countless well known jazz artists all over the United States over his career and continues to be an active performer and educator in the jazz guitar community.

Courses Taught at Redlands

  • Applied Jazz Guitar 
  • Jazz Guitar Ensemble
  • Jazz Improvisation Ensemble
  • Applied Improvisation
  • Jazz Guitar Studio Class


The Guitar Mode Encyclopedia--Alfred/Workshop Arts 
Beginning Jazz Guitar--Book and CD--Alfred/Workshop Arts 
Intermediate Jazz Guitar--Book and CD--Alfred/Workshop Arts 
Mastering Chord Melody--Book and CD--Alfred/Workshop Arts 
Mastering Jazz Improvisation--Book and CD--Alfred/Workshop Arts

Jazz Guitar Masterclass (along with Steve Khan, Ron Eschete, Mark Whitfield, Joe Diorio and Scott Henderson) - Alfred/Workshop Arts

Guitar Chord and Scale Finder--Alfred/Workshop Arts 
Jazz Guitar Christmas--Book and CD--Alfred/Workshop Arts 
Rhythm Guitar Encyclopedia--Book and 2 CDs--Alfred/Workshop Arts 
The 30-Day Guitar Workout--Alfred/Workshop Arts

Stand Alone Tracks: Smooth Jazz--Book and CD play-a-long set - Alfred/Workshop Arts

Jazz Skills--Book and CD--Alfred/Workshop Arts

Ear Training for the Contemporary Guitarist--Book and CD--Alfred/Workshop Arts

The Jazz Guitar Lick Encyclopedia--Book and CD--Alfred/Workshop Arts 
Jazz Guitar Harmony--Book and CD--Alfred/Workshop Arts

The Art of Solo Guitar, Vol.I--Book and CD--Alfred/Workshop Arts 
The Art of Solo Guitar, Vol.II--Book and CD--Alfred/Workshop Arts

Master Anthology of Fingerstyle Guitar Solos--Book and CD (along with numerous guitarists/composers)--Mel Bay Publications

I Used To Play Guitar--Book and CD--Alfred/Workshop Arts 
Teaching Guitar--Book and CD--Alfre/Workshop Arts 
The Total Jazz Guitarist--Book and CD/Alfred/Warner Bros/Workshop Arts

Performed With

Jody Fisher & Friends 
Alphonso Johnson 
Bernd Heitzler 
Betty Cox Johnson 
Betty White 
Big Joe Turner 
Bill Toll 
Billy Barty 
Bo Diddly 
Bobby "Boris" Pickett 
Bobby Troupe 
Brandon Fields 
Connie Francis 
Danny Thomas 
Dennis Miller 
Don Rickles 
Duane Eddie 
El Chicano 
Frank Gorshin 
Frank Haunchild 
Frankie Laine 
Gabriella Anders 
Gene Barry 
Harry Connick Jr. 
Helen Forest 
Helen O'Connell 
Hot Goods 
Ink Spots 
Jan and Dean 
Joe Diorio 
John Abercrombie 
John B. Williams 
John Barrymore 
John Williams 
Jon Finn
Julie London 
Keely Smith 
Keenan Winn 
Kelly Garrett Marshall Hawkins 
Marvin Miller
Mike Stern 
Pat Butram 
Phyllis Diller 
Rich Little 
Roberta Sherwood
Rosemary Clooney
Rosie and the Originals
Sam Houston
Shirley and Lee
Shirley Bassey
Skyles and Henderson
Sterno and the Flames
Tal Farlow
The Association
The New Modernaires
The Penguines