Born: September 18, 1957
John Fedchock's illustrious career in jazz has spanned over three decades. Since his emergence on the scene in 1980, Fedchock has established himself as a world-class trombone soloist, a heralded bandleader, and a Grammy-nominated arranger. An in-demand performer and writer in New York City for over twenty years, his multifaceted talents have led him to become one of NYC's premiere jazz artists. His critically acclaimed John Fedchock New York Big Band has become a marquee group, showcasing Fedchock's trombone and arranging as well as the band's all-star soloists. The band's four CDs for the Reservoir Music label, New York Big Band, On The Edge, No Nonsense, and Up & Running, have all received high praise from critics, and extraordinary success on national jazz radio charts. New York Big Band and On The Edge both earned 4 1/2 star reviews in DOWNBEAT magazine and were listed in DOWNBEAT's Best CDs Of The 90's. The success of the band also resulted in Fedchock's name appearing in DOWNBEAT's Readers Poll under the categories of Trombone, Arranger and Big Band, simultaneously for several consecutive years. In recognition of his formidable arranging skills on No Nonsense, Fedchock was honored by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences with a 2003 Grammy Award nomination for Best Instrumental Arrangement for his exciting chart on Caribbean Fire Dance. The JFNYBB's 2007 release, Up & Running, spent eight weeks in jazz radio's Top Ten, with the New York Times applauding the band's Cheerful Syncopation, Served With Spit-and- Polish Precision. His small-group project for Reservoir, Hit The Bricks appeared in DOWNBEAT's list of Best CDs of 2000, and features special guests along with showcasing Fedchock's incomparable trombone playing, which seems to have no limit, technically or musically (JazzReview.com). Attention from the recording inspired the creation of the John Fedchock NY Sextet, which has performed throughout the U.S., and at international jazz events....
Awards2003 Grammy Nomination "Best Instrumental Arrangement".
Live at the Red Sea Jazz FestivalCapri Records
Up & RunningReservoir Music
No NonsenseReservoir Music
Hit the BricksReservoir Music
New York Big BandReservoir Music
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