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 saxophonist Walt Weiskopf and guitarist Jack Wilkins. He is also a member of the jazz studies faculty at Temple University, The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is also an educational consultant for Jazz at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington Program.
A longtime student of the late Joe Morello, 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.
- Ken Micallef, Downbeat Magazine