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.
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
—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-
—Mark Holston, JAZZIZ
...a group without gimmick, pretense or overt statement of purpose
other than smart
writing and great playing
Willing to teach
Purchase College (Purchase, NY)
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.