Steve Fishwick

Steve Fishwick is widely regarded as one of the greatest jazz trumpet players to have come from the UK. His flawless technique and beautiful, harmonically rich improvisations are rapidly gaining him a worldwide reputation. One of the many trumpeters who are heavily influenced and influenced by Kenny Dorham’s melodic approach to jazz trumpet playing is Steve Fishwick. Along with “K.D. Steve also cites Miles Davis, Art Farmer and Woody Shaw as his favorite players. However, his style is his own. Wynton Marsalis, a Trumpet legend, recently stated that Steve has his own style. He plays from the bottom up to the top of his horn while keeping the integrity of the chords. He is the best trumpet player I know. Ira Gitler, a legendary Jazz critic, had this to say: “My question is where have Fishwick been hiding?” Steve light his wick and he transforms into a flying fish. He is able to fly above the waves, completely in control, and hip middle register melodious beatbop. Steve was born in Manchester in 1976 with his identical twin brother Matt Fishwick. Their parents had a large collection of records and they fed them big band jazz. They then moved on to Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. While still young, they joined the thriving Manchester jazz scene and played their first professional gigs with some of the most prominent players in the London scene. In 1994, they moved to London to attend the Royal Academy of Music. Steve graduated from the Academy with a Bachelor of Music in 1998. He has also played with many of the top UK musicians, including Stan Tracey and Peter King, Sir John Dankworth, Stan Tracey and Peter King, and many of the best European musicians like George Mraz, Dado Moroni and Claus Raibler. Ron Carter, Jimmy Heath and Peter Erskine. Tim Lefebvre, Eric Harland and Scott Hamilton. He was awarded the British Jazz Awards’ Rising Star prize in 2002. In the same year, he toured the UK alongside British saxophonist Alan Barnes. This replaced Conte Candoli, the American trumpeter who tragically and unexpectedly died. Steve is often paired with Osian Roberts, a Welsh saxophonist. Osian recorded an album with Steve in NYC with the legendary American pianist Cedar Walton. The album was released in September 2009. The latest project features Frank Basile, an NYC baritone saxophonist. Their debut CD, “When Night Falls”, was released in 2014. It was nominated by the British Jazz Award as best CD of 2014 and won a British Jazz Award. Steve has seven CDs to his credit on the Hard Bop Records label. Steve was invited to perform at the Festival Of New Trumpet Music in New York City by Jeremy Pelt. He also performed at Smoke Jazz Club, Smalls and Dizzy’s Coca Cola, along with Osian Roberts and Jeb Patton, Mike Karn, and Matt Fishwick. They also recorded their second sextet CD In the Empire State’ while in NYC. This was released in 2016 to great critical acclaim. He has also performed with Jools Holland, Kylie Minogue and Jamie Cullum on the commercial side of music. You can hear him playing the jazz trumpet solos in the soundtrack to the British Movie (and Ian Drury Biopic ‘Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll’). He has recorded for numerous TV shows and commercials. He has performed all over Europe (France and Germany, Switzerland and Russia, Latvia and Lithuania, Poland and Estonia), China, New York and Spain on many occasions. Steve is also an enthusiastic educator. He is the principal lecturer of jazz trumpet in Leeds College of Music and a member of the teaching faculty at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has taught master classes at many conservatoires, including the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He is also a frequent visiting tutor at The Royal Academy of Music and Birmingham Conservatoire. from

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