Christian Fabian, born in Sweden and raised in Germany, studied at the Maastricht Conservatory with the principal bass player from the Concertgebouw Symphony Orchestra. He has performed throughout Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Hungary. He received a scholarship to Boston's Berklee College of Music, graduating magna cum laude in 2000 with a degree in performance and film scoring. He teaches in the US and Europe, serving an Artist in Residency at the University of Massachusetts, and is an award-winning, sought-after bassist on the US jazz scene. Some of the jazz greats he has worked with include Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Billy Taylor, Jon Hendricks, Jimmy Owens, Gary Burton, John La Porta, Elvin Jones, Cheryl Bentyne , Ed Thigpen, Makoto Ozone, Chaka Khan, Bob Mintzer, Charlie Mariano, Rick Margitza, Gloria Gaynor and The Mike Longo Big Band.