Clare Fischer was an American composer and keyboardist born in 1928 in Durand, Michigan. He initially gained fame by working with Dizzy Gillespie and Donald Byrd. Other artists he has worked with include Michael Jackson, Robert Palmer, Rufus, Prince, and Paul McCartney. Fisher was nominated for eleven Grammys in his career and won a Grammy for the album Clare Fischer & Salsa Picante Present 2 + 2. In 2012, Fischer died in Los Angeles, California at the age of 83. He was married to Donna Fischer and had three children.