Mark Vinci, Charles Pillow, Rich Perry, Troy Roberts, Lauren Sevian
Tony Kadleck, Craig Johnson, Scott Wendholt, Brandon Lee
John Fedchock, Keith O’Quinn, Willie Applewhite, George Flynn
Allen Farnham, piano
Evan Gregor, bass
Tim Horner, drums
Over the course of the past three decades, virtuoso trombonist/arranger/composer, John Fedchock has risen through the musical ranks to emerge as leader of one of the freshest, most exciting big bands in jazz. His 16-piece John Fedchock New York Big Band is comprised of alumni from major big bands, along with some of New York’s finest soloists in the “modernist tradition”. The group delights in performing Fedchock’s own dynamic compositions and unique arrangements of well-known classics, creating a sound that not only honors but also expands the tradition of the American big band. The band’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. In recognition of his formidable arranging skills, Fedchock is a two-time GRAMMY Award nominee for “Best Instrumental Arranging”. Fedchock’s dense voicings, thick ensemble writing and unique swinging lines have become characteristic trademarks. Regarded as one of the most perceptive and versatile trombonists on the scene today, Fedchock’s reputation as a soloist is widely acknowledged. In addition to performances in New York City, the band has also toured nationally and performed abroad at international jazz festivals. The New York Times has applauded the band’s “cheerful syncopation, served with spit-and-polish precision”, and the Chicago Tribune has characterized Fedchock’s style as “an unabashed celebration of the large band format.