Steve Fishwick

Steve Fishwick is widely considered to be one of the best jazz trumpet players ever to come from the UK, and is rapidly gaining a global reputation thanks to his flawless technique, and his beautifully flowing, harmonically rich improvisations. He is one of an increasing breed of trumpeters who have been heavily influenced by the melodic approach of the late great Kenny Dorham, a figure often overlooked (and undeservedly so) in the pantheon of Jazz Trumpet Legends. As well as "K.D.", Steve cites Art Farmer, Miles Davis and Woody Shaw among his favourite players, but his style is very much his own. 

Born in Manchester in 1976, Steve and his twin brother Matt (a prodigious talent in his own right, as a drummer) grew up on a diet of big band jazz fed by their parents' record collection before graduating to the sounds of Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. Within a few years they entered the then thriving Manchester jazz scene, playing their first professional gigs whilst still in their early 'teens with musicians that are now key players in the London and European scene. They left Manchester in 1994 for London to study at the Royal Academy of Music.

Since leaving the Academy in 1998, where he earned a Batchelor of Music degree, Steve has played with most leading UK jazz musicians (Sir John Dankworth, the BBC Big Band and Mike Carr amongst many, many others) and many US musicians such as Anita 'o Day (recording with her on her last album 'Indestructible!'), Scott Hamilton, Ben Dixon, Herb Geller, Lanny Morgan, Richie Cole, Bob Cranshaw, Earl May, Lew Soloff, Clifford Jarvis, Ronnie Cuber and Hod O'Brien amongst others.

 He won the 2002 British Jazz Awards 'rising star' prize and in the same year toured the UK with Alan Barnes in place of the great U.S. trumpeter Conte Candoli who sadly and unexpectedly passed away. He leads his own quartet, and co-leads two quintets - one with Welsh saxophonist Osian Roberts, and another with his twin brother Matt Fishwick.

 On the more commercial side of music he has worked with such stars as Kylie Minogue, Jamie Cullum and Jools Holland, performing all over Europe (France, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Spain and Ireland) and in New York on numerous occasions. Steve has taught trumpet at the International Summer Jazz Workshop in Prague for the past 3 years and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Steve also teaches privately.

Steve features on the following HBR albums (click titles for album info):

HBR33001 "Too Much!" by The Osian Roberts/Steve Fishwick Quintet

HBR33002 Up Front! by The Steve Fishwick Quartet

HBR33003 On The Up And Up by The Osian Roberts/Steve Fishwick Quintet

HBR33006 ...with Cedar Walton! by The Osian Roberts/Steve Fishwick Quintet 

  

For further information, including gigs and bookings, please visit the following websites:

www.stevefishwickjazz.com

www.myspace.com/stevefishwickquartet

www.myspace.com/robertsfishwickquintet

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