Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
February 11, 2013
Christian Fabian, born in Sweden and raised in Germany, studied at the Maastricht Conservatory with Henk Guldemond, principal bass player from the Concertgebouw Symphony Orchestra. He has performed throughout Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Hungary.
After receiving a scholarship to Boston's Berklee College of Music, he settled in the USA and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in performance and film scoring in 2000. He has since become one of the most sought after bassists on the US jazz scene while receiving numerous awards. He also studied with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Billy Taylor, Mike Longo and other jazz greats.
In addition to becoming Artist in Residence at the University of Massachusetts and being the long-time bass player for jazz legend Lionel Hampton, Christian has performed with jazz notables Jon Hendricks, Jimmy Owens, Gary Burton, John LaPorta, Elvin Jones, Cheryl Bentyne, Ed Thigpen, Makoto Ozone, Chaka Khan, Bob Mintzer, Charlie Mariano, Rick Margitza, Gloria Gaynor and the Mike Longo Big Band. FBPO caught up with Christian at the 2013 NAMM show.