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Known for his versatility and musical approach, jazz drummer Steve Fidyk has earned national and international acclaim as an artist, author, composer and columnist. For more than 21 years, he was the drummer and featured soloist with The Army Blues Big Band, a premier 17- piece jazz ensemble stationed in Washington D.C.

Fidyk currently performs with small groups led by tenor saxophone titan Walt Weiskopf, guitar legend Jack Wilkins and the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia. As an educator, he serves on the jazz studies faculty at Temple University and The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also an educational consultant for Jazz at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington Program.


His cleanly swung ride cymbal beat and articulate, artful punctuations are pure straightahead, while his soloing recalls modern masters like Dave Weckl and Steve Gadd. His group creates a brand of carefree jazz that should be an open door to popularity.

- Ken Micallef, Downbeat Magazine

Fidyk excels at putting various components of the drum set in places that challenge his bandmates to dig deeper and thrive on their own terms. A keen sense of dynamics and good taste coexists with a penchant for assertively directing the action. He's equally good at generating hard, no nonsense swing—in full flight, often reminding me of Louis Hayes

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Steve Concerts

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Sam Bond's Garage
Eugene, OR

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