Fabian Rucker

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Musician, producer, composer. Born 1985 in Salzburg/Austria.

” …an unfamiliar player from Vienna … Rucker was a revelation.” (allaboutjazz) 

Rucker’s aim has been to able to move freely in a huge variety of musical concepts but develop his own sound, not only as a musician but also as a producer.

In 2009 Rucker founded “Namby Pamby Boy” together with Phil Nykrin (rhodes) and Andi Lettner (drums). A collective of musicians and producers who include anything and everything and worship nothing.

In 2011 they released their first album “Lunchbreak“ and their second album “Greatest Hits Vol. 2” was released in 2014 and continues their quest for the indefinable. 

Some years later he met the man who opened his eyes and new doors for him. Master composer and drummer Bobby Previte. Previte’s unique energy, his ideas and concepts plus his immense generosity are a huge influence on Rucker.

Together they already worked on numerous projects including Bobby Previte’s “TERMINALS”, that Fabian Rucker mixed and co-recorded featuring Greg Osby, Nels Cline, Zeena Parkins, Jon Medeski and SO Percussion.

In 2015 Fabian Rucker produced Charlie Hunter‘s trio record “Let the bells ring on“ featuring trombone legend Curtis Fowlkes and Previte. Together with Bobby Previte and guitarist Mike Gamble they founded the Trio “PREVITE/GAMBLE/RUCKER” with which they will release their album “Your house is toast!” in 2016.

Throughout the last years Fabian Rucker became an internationally performing musician and producer and worked in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Projects (as a musician and/or producer):  Namby Pamby Boy, Bobby Previte, Charlie Hunter, Thomas Gansch, Lylit, Mike Gamble, Paul Gulda, Michael Mantler, Greg Osby, Nels Cline, Jim Black, Mühlbacher USW, Christian Muthspiel, Mathias Rüegg, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Mathieu Michel, Gerald Preinfalk, Wolfgang Puschnig, Harry Sokal, David Helbock, Alegre Correa, SK Invitational, Sunny Murray, Janus Ensemble Wien, Nouvelle Cuisine, Gerd Hermann Ortler Orchestra, Silke SILK Grabinger, Flip Philipp/Ed Partyka Dectet, Beni Schmid, Frank Schwinn, David Murray, Brittany Bosco, Erik Rico, Lia Pale, Peter Herbert, Philipp Nykrin, Andreas Lettner, Stephan Kondert, TEXTA, Blumentopf, Flip, Mono und Nikitaman, Russkaja…


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