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Fat Cat Big Band

The Fat Cat Big Band is a musical pride of eleven lions in their own fields, fueled by the dynamic creative leadership of guitarist, composer, and arranger Jade Synstelien.

Synstelien was born on August 17th, 1974, in Minneapolis. A musician, composer, arranger, and band leader, Jade picked up the alto sax at age eleven but traded it for a guitar at thirteen. He grew up traveling and living all over the United States, and has worked as a professional musician since the age of fifteen, he has become well-versed in all styles of musical performance. Synstelien began composing when he was 13 and by 17 was scoring music for big bands, funk and dance bands, world beat, and reggae bands, and eventually large-scale symphonic jazz works. Ready to form the band that could execute any ideas he could compose, he strove to combine tradition with innovation and offer up something that musicians and audiences would love equally....
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    Face

    Smalls Records
    2010
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    Face

    Megaphone Records
    2009
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    Angels Praying For Freedom

    Megaphone Records
    2008

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Face

Smalls Records (2010)

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”What makes a great big band record? … Is it the writing, arranging, or performance? In the case of the Fat Cat Big Band, the answer is yes, yes, and yes.”
Mark Corroto, AllAboutJazz.com

“This has to be one of the best, and one of the hippest big bands out there today.”
Grego Applegate Edwards

“With strong writing, lush arrangements, some humor and some political venting ... Synstelien and crew definitely know how a modern, innovative big band should sound.” Mike Shanley, Jazz Times

“These two releases should establish Synstelien as a significant writer and the Fat Cat Big Band as one of the most refreshing groups to come along in years.”
Duck Baker, All About Jazz

“This performance is loose in all the right ways...

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