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.

Steve Clarke kehrt nach Europa zurück. Der Bassist aus Bridgeport/Connecticut trifft wieder auf Walter Fischbacher an den Tasten und, diesmal neu dabei, Alex Bernath am Schlagzeug. Als Rhythmusgruppe des slowakischen Trompeters Laco Deci kennen sich Walter und Steve sehr gut. Und sie wissen, wie man gemeinsam eine Show auf die Beine stellt, indem sie fachmännisch fesselnde Sets mit ansteckendem Groove und umwerfenden Soli kreieren. Steve Clarke hat als Leader 6 CDs veröffentlicht und tourt seit 15 Jahren durch die USA und Europa. Er trat mit Jazzgrö├čen wie Mike Stern, Sherri Winston und Sam & Dave auf. Diese Tour markiert seine Rückkehr nach Europa nach einer 3-jährigen Pause.

Steve Clarke, bass


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


Alex Bernath, currently residing in Cologne, Germany, is an international touring and recording drummer specializing in styles ranging from Funk, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pop and Fusion. Musicality and Groove are the two most important pillars he builds his drumming on.

Robert Coleman (James Brown guitarist) stated once:  “Alex is so steady and funky, if James Brown was here tonight, Alex would be his new drummer”.

In the  past years,  Alex had the pleasure to work with greats such as :
Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones). Fred Wesley (James Brown/Tina Turner) Jamal Thomas (Maceo Parker/SOS Band) and Branford Marsalis (Miles Davis/Sting), Rodney "Skeet" Curtis (P-Funkadelic/Maceo Parker)

He has learned play the drums from, and is therefore influenced by the styles of:

Keith Carlock (Steely Dan/Toto/Sting), Jamal Thomas, Stanton Moore (Dr.John/Galactic).

Alex's compositional work is internationally acknowledged, it's been reviewed in famous Jazz magazines (Jazzthing/Soultrainonline.de), Drum magazines (Sticks), it was listed in "Deutsche Schallplattenkritik's Bestenliste" and voted "Best Jazz Album of Poland 2018".

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photo credit: : Libuse Jindrova

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