Steve Fishwick is widely considered to be one of the best jazz trumpet players ever to come from the UK, and is rapidly gaining a global reputation thanks to his flawless technique and his beautifully flowing, harmonically rich improvisations.
Trumpet great Wynton Marsalis recently said about him "Steve has his own style. He plays from the bottom to the top of the horn whilst maintaining the integrity of the chords. I can't think of another trumpet player that can do what he does." Steve left his home town Manchester in 1994 and moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music.
Steve has played with most leading UK jazz musicians (Sir John Dankworth, the BBC Big Band, Stan Tracey, Peter King and Mike Carr amongst many, many others), many of the leading European musicians such as George Mraz, Dado Moroni, and the WDR big band and many US musicians such as Anita O' Day, and Ron Carter, among many others. He won the 2002 British Jazz Awards 'Rising Star' prize. Steve leads many projects often with Welsh saxophonist Osian Roberts with whom he recorded an album in NYC with legendary American pianist Cedar Walton and bass great Peter Washington, released in September 2009. Their first CD 'When Night Falls' was released in 2014 and was nominated for a British Jazz Award for best CD of the year. In total Steve has released seven CDs on the Hard Bop Records label.
Steve can be heard playing the jazz trumpet solos on the soundtrack to the 2010 BAFTA nominated British Movie and Ian Drury Bio-Pic 'Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll'. He has also recorded for many TV programs and commercials. His busy performance schedule has taken him all over Europe, as well as to China and New York on numerous occasions.
Steve is also a busy and enthusiastic educator and is principal lecturer of jazz trumpet at Leeds Conservatoire as well as being on the teaching faculty at the Royal Academy of Music, The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, and The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.