Jazz bassist Christian Fabian was born in Sweden and moved to Germany at the age of six. He attended the Maastricht Conservatory in the Netherlands and there formed the band Time Design, which released three albums. Fabian relocated to the U.S. to study at the Berklee College of Music, from which he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in performance and film scoring. Starting in 1997, he spent several years playing bass with Lionel Hampton and worked with many other jazz veterans while building up a reputation in New York. He founded the Fabian Zone Trio as a piano/bass/drums group, initially with pianist Andy LaVerne and drummer Danny Gottlieb for the album Across the Tracks, released on the CAP Records label on April 3, 2006. The second Fabian Zone Trio album, Curtain of Life, was a jazz fusion effort and featured Fabian on electric bass, keyboardist Steve Hunt, and drummer Steve Michaud. The third album, The Masters Return! (released November 6, 2007), went back to an acoustic format as Fabian was joined by Mike Longo (piano) and Lewis Nash (drums) on a set of bebop standards and originals.