Steve Fidyk

Performer & Educator

Steve Fidyk is in demand as a player, clinician, and studio musician with over thirty recordings to his credit, including one Grammy Award. He is currently the drummer with the Army Blues Jazz Ensemble of Washington, DC and has toured and recorded with Maureen McGovern, New York Voices, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, The Capitol Bones, Michael Abene, and The Taylor/Fidyk Big Band, an ensemble he co-leads with Stan Kenton Alumnus Mark Taylor.

An active educator, he has authored The Drum Set SMART Book, and an instructional DVD entitled Set Up and Play! available through the Mel Bay Corporation. He has 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.

Steve Fidyk holds a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Maryland and a Bachelors in Music Education from Wilkes University. Fidyk has served on the faculty at Wilkes University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, George Mason University and The University of Maryland.

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Steve Fidyk Interview - 2010 JEN Conference
Big Band Sight-Reading Session- Steve Fidyk
TIME CHECK Army Blues Tribute to Buddy Rich w/ Steve Fidyk