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John Fedchock

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, his multifaceted talents have led him to become one of NYC’s premier 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 JFNYBB’s five CDs on the MAMA and Reservoir Music labels have all received high praise from critics and extraordinary success on national jazz radio charts. The early success of the band 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, Fedchock is a two-time GRAMMY Award nominee for “Best Instrumental Arrangement”. The JFNYBB’s recordings have appeared in jazz radio’s Top Ten, and the New York Times has applauded the band’s “Cheerful Syncopation, Served With Spit-and-Polish Precision.” Small group projects with his quartet and NY Sextet showcase A-list sidemen along with Fedchock’s “incomparable trombone playing, which seems to have no limit, technically or musically” (JazzReview.com).

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”Tantalizing big-band Jazz, served New York-style.”
—CADENCE

“The whole band cooks and Fedchock shines throughout.”
—Mitch Meyers, DOWNBEAT

“Mainstream and modern at the same time.” —Budd Kopman, ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“Fedchock is on his way to being accepted into the Hall Of Fame of Great Arrangers.” —John Killoch, MAINLY BIG BANDS

“Cheerful syncopation, served with spit-and-polish precision.” —Nate Chinen THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Fedchock's prowess as an arranger has proven a magnet for top- drawer talent.” —Mark Holston, JAZZIZ

“...a group without gimmick, pretense or overt statement of purpose other than smart writing and great playing

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Primary Instrument

Trombone

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Purchase College (Purchase, NY)

Clinic/Workshop Information

ABOUT THE SEMINARS

John Fedchock's credits as an experienced clinician have taken him to countless universities, colleges and high schools over the past two decades. Since his emergence on the New York scene, Fedchock has established himself as a world- class trombone soloist, a heralded bandleader, and a Grammy-nominated arranger. He brings those skills to his clinics and masterclasses, sharing his vast knowledge and experience, and giving students a look into the world of the NYC professional. Personal insights into Improvisation, Composition/Arranging, Brass Playing, and the Music Business complete the picture, providing a multi-faceted learning experience. Along with his prominent performing credentials, Fedchock's extensive jazz education background and comfortable teaching demeanor have made him a popular favorite among teachers and students alike.

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Discography

Like It Is

Like It Is

MAMA Records
2016

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Like It Is

Like It Is

MAMA Records
2015

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Fluidity

Fluidity

Summit Records
2015

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Fluidity

Fluidity

Summit Records
2014

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Live at the Red Sea Jazz Festival

Live at the Red Sea...

Capri Records
2010

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Up & Running

Up & Running

Reservoir Music
2007

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You And The Night And The Music

You And The Night And The Music

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