Steve Clarke Trio 2021
feat: Steve Clarke - bass
Walter Fischbacher - keys
Alex Bernath - drums
Steve Clarke is returning to Europe. The Bridgeport/Connecticut bassist is reuniting with Walter Fischbacher on keys and Alex Bernath on drums. As the rhythm section behind Slovak trumpet player Laco Deci for 5 years, these Walter and Steve know each other very well. And they know how to put on a show together, expertly crafting engaging sets of infectious groove and dazzling solos. Steve Clarke has released 6 CDs as a leader, touring in the US and Europe for 15 years. He has performed alongside jazz greats such as Mike Stern, Sherri Winston and Sam & Dave. This tour marks his return to Europe after a 3-year hiatus.
Born and raised in Bridgeport CT, a graduate of Housatonic Community College, Clarke has worked with many critically acclaimed musicians including the two- time Grammy nominated jazz flautist Sherry Winston, R&B innovators The Coasters, The Drifters, Mary Wells, Sam & Dave, and Ben E. King. He has recorded 8 CD's & tours Europe with trumpeter Laco Deczi’s Celula NY Band and has just performed and recorded in Romania with guitarist George Baicea.
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Walter Fischbacher, keyboards
New York-based pianist & keyboard player Walter Fischbacher's most recent studio release "Dreamcatcher" (2014, Jazzsick) "has been called "inspired" and " of the highest musical value" by international jazz reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. Fischbacher, who has worked with jazz luminaries such as Randy Brecker, George Garzone, Ingrid Jensen, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Chico Freeman, Tim Lefebvre, Joel Rosenblatt and the Vienna Art Orchestra, is originally from Austria. He studied classical piano in Vienna from 1985 -'90, and jazz piano and composition 1990 -'94 at the Conservatory of Vienna. Fischbacher relocated to New York in 1994, where he, in addition to his work as a musician, manages his own recording studio and leads his band, “Phishbacher”. Walter Fischbacher draws from a vast musical background encompassing not only classical piano repertoire but also the music of jazz piano greats such as Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea
Alex Bernath, drums
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