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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 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.”

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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

Location

Astoria, NY

Willing to teach

Advanced students 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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