Martin Fabricius is a Danish vibraphonist and film composer. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music with a major in film scoring in 1996. While at Berklee, Martin studied the vibraphone with Ed Saindon and multi grammy award winner Gary Burton. His first album as a bandleader and vibraphonist When Sharks Bite (2008), was hailed by JazzNyt, as one of the 10 best Danish albums that year. Since then he has performed his own music all over the world, attracting a growing audience of listeners both familiar and new to jazz. In 2014 came the Out of the White, which among other praise has received 5 stars from All About Jazz and has been one of the most played jazz albums on Danish National Radio. Out of the White was re-released by the German jazz label, Berthold Records, in march 2017. The newest album, Under the Same Sky (2018), was also released by Berthold Records and has recieved excellent reviews (see quotes: Martin Fabricius Trio), Martin Fabricius is also a sought after guest soloist and sideman and has played with legendary trumpet player Tomasz Stanko, Steve Swallow, Lew Soloff and Ornettes Colemans Prime Time bass player Jamaaladeen Tacuma. Martin lives in Copenhagen Denmark where he teaches percussion, composition and film- scoring when not touring. In his spare time he enjoys nature and the practice of Taoist Tai Chi.
Deagan Vibraphone with K&K pickups and DPA Microphones.
Using different looping end effect pedals.
CD review quotes from Under the Same Sky
“One of the best Danish jazz albums 2018...They make music like no one else. The trio radiates a clarified maturity of international class. It's intoxicating beautiful music.”- JazzNyt, Niels Overgård“
An almost transparent music that demonstrates the talent that one must posses in order tomake pure genius from the most simple.”-mMusic
“For nine songs, the listener floats on an air mattress filled with dreams, on a sea of minimalistic sound waves, accompanied by winds of sweet melancholy from sunny skies” 5/5 Stars.- JazzThetik, Victoriah Szirmai
Willing to teach
I've taught for more than two decades... and I love it!
Clinics about playing the vibraphone with expression. Main focus is on dynamics and advanced dampening techniques.