About Chris Fidler

Christopher Martin Fidler
Born: 11.01.1963, Doncaster (UK)
Instrument: Trombone/Bass Trombone
Musical Education: 1982-1986 Royal College of Music (London, UK)
Dip. RCM (performance)
A.R.C.M. (Associate of the Royal College of Music)


Teaching Experience:

  • Teacher for Brass for the Counties of Harringay, Surrey, Barnet and London, UK
  • Substitute Teacher for Trombone at the Junior Departements of the Royal College of Music, London, UK
  • Trombone and Jazz Teacher at the Lüneburg Jazz Workshop, D
  • Instrumental- and Ensemble Coach for the Salzgitter Jazz & Rock Workshop, D
  • Coach and Assistant Musical Director of the Haspa-Bank-Big Band, Hamburg, D
  • Guest Musical Director for Big Band Bad Segeberg, D
  • Visiting Trombone and Jazz Teacher at Rostock College of Music and Drama



  • Musical Experience (UK):

    Big Bands & Orchestra:


  • Per Musica Orchestra (mit Luciano Pavarotti), NL
  • Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra, UK
  • Doncaster Youth Symphony Orchestra, UK
  • Doncaster Youth Concert Band, UK
  • South Bank Symphonietta, UK
  • National Youth Jazz Orchestra, UK
  • Markham Main Colliery Brass Band, UK
  • Brodsworth Colliery Brass Band, UK
  • Doncaster Dance Orchestra, UK
  • Sheffield Jazz Orchestra, UK
  • Herb Miller Orchestra, UK
  • Freddie Staff Orchestra, UK
  • Glenn Miller Orchestra, UK
  • Jack Sharp Big Band, UK
  • The Duke Ellington Orchestra, UK
  • Tony Evans Big Band, UK
  • Pasadena Roof Orchestra, UK
  • Cliff Hardie Big Band, UK
  • Eartha Kit Big Band, D



  • London West End Shows:

  • Me & My Girl
  • City of Angels
  • Fame
  • Five Guys Named Moe (National Tour & West End)
  • Grease
  • Jolson



  • Pop Bands:

  • Jamiroquai
  • Wet Wet Wet
  • Style Council
  • Supremes
  • Drifters
  • Mc Koy
  • Renato Zero (Italy)



  • Gala Bands:

  • Johnny Howard
  • Denny Wise
  • Andy Ross
  • Mike Morris
  • Tony Evans
  • Ray McVay



  • Musical Experience (D, since 08/1998):

    Big Bands & Orchestra:


  • NDR Big Band
  • NDR Philharmonie
  • RIAS Big Band (Berlin Radio Orchestra)
  • Dusko Goykovitch Big Band (München)
  • JazzHaus Orchestra (Hamburg)
  • Bert Kämpfert Orchestra
  • Glenn Miller Orchestra (Will Salden, NL)
  • Down Town Big Band (Hamburg)
  • Hamburger Polizeiorchester
  • Nils Gessinger Band
  • Blechschaden Big Band (Guest Lead Trombone & Soloist for
  • German Tours with Bob Mintzer und Maria Schneider)
  • Cubanìsimo



  • Pop Bands:

  • Jan Delay - No 1 Hit: "Irgendwie,Irgenwo, Irgendwann" (Gold and Platinum Single)
  • Die Ärzte
  • Lou Bega
  • Dynamite Deluxe
  • Dennis Dubplate
  • La Boom
  • Score
  • BAP ("Aff un zo")
  • International Pony
  • Matthias Arfmann



  • Shows:

  • Cats (Operettenhaus, Hamburg)
  • Midsummer Nights Dream (Schmidt's Tivoli, Hamburg)
  • Sixty-Sixty (Schmidt's Tivoli, Hamburg)
  • Heiße Ecke 24 (Schmidt's Tivoli, Hamburg)
  • Cabaret (Theater Kiel)
  • My Fair Lady (Theater Lüneburg)
  • Fosse (Operettenhaus, Hamburg) & World Tour 2002-2003
  • Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas European Tour



  • Gala Bands:

  • James Steiner International Show Band (Hannover)
  • Bluenote (Hannover)
  • Berlin Dance Orchestra

  • Plus various Studio Recordings for TV, Radio, Film and Advertisements.