OA2 Artist

Steve Fidyk



Fidyk is a top of the line jazz drummer in the Mel Lewis tradition.
-Phil Wilson

Jazz drummer, author, and educator Steve Fidyk has toured and recorded with Maureen McGovern, New York Voices, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, The Capitol Bones, The Taylor/Fidyk Big Band, an ensemble he co-leads with Stan Kenton arranger Mark Taylor, and is currently the drummer with the Army Blues Jazz Ensemble from Washington D.C.

As a leader, Fidyk's discography includes: Big Kids (U.S. Roots), A Perfect Match (Write Groove), and Live at Blues Alley (OA2) and can be heard on over 50 recordings as a contributing artist.

As an educator, Fidyk has authored: The Drum Set SMART Book, Inside the Big Band Drum Chart, Jazz Drum Set Independence 3/4, 4/4, and 5/4 Time Signatures, and an instructional DVD entitled Set Up and Play! For information on these methods, please visit www.melbay.com

He has also recorded over 75 jazz play-along volumes for the Hal Leonard Corporation and contributed drum transcriptions to Drum Standards and Peter Erskine's The Drum Perspective.

Fidyk has served on the faculty at Wilkes University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, George Mason University and The University of Maryland and is presently a member of the jazz faculty at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He holds a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Maryland and Bachelors in Music Education from Wilkes University.


RECORDINGS FEATURING Steve Fidyk


Doug Hamilton
OA2 Records 22045

The Taylor / Fidyk Big Band
OA2 Records 22027





ARTIST WEBSITE:

For more information about Steve Fidyk, please visit: http://www.stevefidyk.com.

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