Roland Fidezius lives in Berlin, Germany, as a bassplayer (Acoustic and Electric) and composer.
As a bandleader he recorded and produced the CD "Oscar & Emma" with his band ODD SHOT. The CD was released in 2005 on the Berlin label Konnex-Records.
The CD was reviewed positively in many magazines and was rated high. for example with 5 stars the the Austrian Jazz-magazine JAZZZEIT.
2005 He received a scholarship from the city of Berlin to live and study in New York for two months.
2006 He received a grant from the city of Berlin to record a CD with the band "Die Dreckigen Drei", which was released in February 2007 on phonector.
2007 The band So Weiss was chosen for the Popcamp (Deutscher Musikrat).
2008 The band Lorenz Hargassner Quartet is the featured artist by Jazzthing/Next Generation in the month of February.
2010 He is the Berlin-Representative in the 1st Bundesjazzwerkstatt.
2013 He tours extenesively through Canada with the band Gorilla Mask, supported by the Canadian Arts Council and the Goethe-Institut.
2014 He plays several concerts in Spain and Portugal with the band Gorilla Mask, made possible through an invitaion by the Goethe-Institut.
2016 Nomination for "Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik" for the album „Digital Immigrant“ by the Christian Krischkowsky Quartett.
2017 Time Out Lissabon chooses the album „Iron Lung“ by Gorilla Mask as one of he best Jazz-Albums of the year
2018 Several Tours, for example with band Gorilla Mask through Canada, Portugal und Österreich and with Will Jacobs through the Ukraine.
With various bands he played at the following festaivals:
Moers-Jazzfestival, Vancouver-Jazzfestival, Edmonton-Jazzfestival, Halifax-Jazzfestival, Ottawa-Jazzfestival, St. John's-Jazzfestival, Überjazz-Festival Hamburg, Leipziger Jazztage, Jazzfest München, Enjoy Jazz Mannheim, Dortmunder Jazztage
Therefore he traveled the folowing regions of the world:
Europe, USA, Canada, Africa
Roland Fidezius got the chance to perform and record with many great musicians, some of them are:
Samuel Blaser, Peter Van Huffel, Gebhard Ullman, Tom Arthurs, Henrik Walsdorff, Christian Lillinger, Rudi Fischerlehner, Matthias Schubert, Christian Weidner, Kris Davis, Ingrid Laubrock, Jeff Davis, Jakob Wick, Josh Sinton, Frank Delle, Zach Brock (Stanley Clarke-Trio), Marlon Browden, Jonas Schoen, Gabriel Coburger, Benjamin Weidekamp, Tillmann Ehrhorn, Florian Trübsbach, Max von Mosch, Uli Kempendorff, Friedemann Matzeit, Finn Wiesner, Ritsche Koch, Thomas Siffling, Johannes Lauer, Jerome Bugnon (SEEED), Mathias Müller, Simon Harrer, Tony Hurdle, Buggy Braune, Carsten Daerr, Andreas Schmidt, Niki Thärichen, Pär Lammers (Komponist für Lena Meyer Landruth, Eurovision-Siegerin 2010), Bene Aperdannier, Christoph Adams, Benedikt Jahnel, Maria Baptist, Thibault Falk, John Schröder, Olaf Rupp, Hubertus Hildenbrand, Christian Kögel, Arne Jansen (u.a. Jazzanova, Nils Wülker), Andreas Willers, Oli Bott, Eric Schäfer, Sebastian Merk, Andi Haberl, Kai Schönburg, Ketan Bhati (Bushido), Paul Kaiser (Stanfour), Andrea Marcelli, Kristiina Tuomi, Iris Rohmen, Maurizio Ravalico (Jamiroquai), Andreas Weiser, Topo Gioa, Alfred Mehnert, Richard Howell, Owen Howard, Don Pi (Gilberto Gil), Michael Roach (Michael-Nyman-Band), Mikkel Ploug, Nicolas Masson, Sean Carpio, Dan Nettles (Kenosha Kid), Greg Bowen, Ben Aperdaniel-Wulff (Xavier Naidoo), Wilson de Oliveira (HR-Bigband) Tim Wilson, Owen Howard, Andrew Greenwald, Fred Kennedy, Todd Neufeld, Art Hirahara, Jesse Stacken, Rob Mosher Anna Webber und Kelvin Scholar.
He played with the following bigger bands and orchestras:
Staatsorchester Fankfurt/Oder, Filmorchester Babelsberg, Gitte Haenning Orchester, Berlin Big Band, Open Source Orchester, Berliner Jugend Jazz Orchester
In the world of popmusic the following musicians asked for his bassplaying:
Apparat, Sarah Connor, Nina Hynes, Erik Naess, Bürger Lars Dietrich, A Passionante
He was involved in the recording of filmmusic that was composed by the following composers: Max Richter, Christian Biegai, Christine Aufderhaar, Ennio Cacciato
Roland Fidezius studied Jazz-Bass from 1997 till 2003 at the university of the arts (Udk), Berlin. His Teachers were Sigi Busch, David Friedmann, Jerry Granelli, Kirk Nurock, Denny Goodhew, Peter Weniger, Till Brönner und Frank Möbus.
He took part in Workshops (e.g. Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, 2004) and had lessons with Scott Colley, Mark Helias, James Genus, Detlev Beier,Dieter Ilg, Reggie Washinton, Matthew Garrison, Dave Douglas, Bill Frisell, Jason Moran, Joey Baron, Han Bennink, Jay Clayton, Maria Schneider, Michael Gibbs and Frank Gratkowski.
As an electric and double bass player he worked with musicians like David Roach (Michael Nyman-Band), Don Pi (Gilberto Gil), Richard Howell, Topo Gioia, Matthias Schubert, Tom Arthurs, Peter van Huffel, he toured with the Berlin Youth Jazz Orchestra and in this context he participated in a project with the Staatsorchester Frankfurt/Oder.
He accompanied theatre projects at Hansa Thaeter and Neuköllner Oper (both in Berlin).
As a studio musician he worked on productions with the Hip-Hop-Project "Back to Square One" and "Panorama"
(both Hamton Rec.)