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Steve Fletcher, piano

26 Apr Posted by in Schedule | Comments
Steve Fletcher, piano

Keyboardist Steve Fletcher has an exceptionally broad range of musical influences that have shaped his playing over the past 30 years.

His proficiency on numerous keyboard instruments such as piano, electric piano, organ, accordion, and synthesizers, has enabled him to carve a niche in the Alberta music scene as an eclectic performer and in demand session musician.

Steve began piano lessons though the Royal Conservatory of Music at age 7. He joined a band in junior high school, which would eventually go on to become a popular Calgary rock-funk group that toured Canada for several years. He studied music at the University of Calgary, and completed the jazz performance program at Mount Royal University.

Over the past 20 years he has performed and recorded with countless artists, and has toured throughout North America, Europe and Japan. He has opened for such notable jazz artists as Medeski Martin & Wood, The Bad Plus, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cassandra Wilson, and John Abercrombie.

He won a 2012 Canadian Folk Music Award, and was nominated for a Juno in 2013.

His Hammond B-3 organ based group Sinistrio has been an active part of the Canadian jazz scene since 2006. They have released 4 records through Chronograph Records.