John Fedchock New York Big Band
September 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
“an unabashed celebration of the large band format.” -THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
“John Fedchock’s New York Big Band commands your attention and holds it. This band of peerless pros takes advantage of Fedchock’s exciting arrangements.” -DOWNBEAT
“a superb collection of players, executing the music with a particularly New York-tinged blend of
conciseness and energy.” -LOS ANGELES TIMES
“Cheerful syncopation, served with spit-and-polish precision.” -THE NEW YORK TIMES
In 1988, John Fedchock assembled a group of musicians that would soon become his heralded 16-piece John Fedchock New York Big Band. On September 18, 1992, the band went into NYC’s Skyline Studios to record their first album, the eponymously titled “New York Big Band”. Since then, the band has garnered widespread acclaim and Fedchock has earned Grammy nominations. This Birdland performance will mark exactly three decades since that historic recording session, and Fedchock’s band will be in full celebration of that debut recording’s 30th anniversary. And to add to this gala event, this will also be Fedchock’s birthday, so plan on a festive bash!
The John Fedchock New York Big 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 addition to performances in New York City, the band has toured nationally and performed abroad at international jazz festivals. Regarded as one of the most perceptive and versatile trombonists on the scene today, Fedchock’s reputation as a soloist is also widely acknowledged, leading Hot House NYC magazine to label him as “one of the living masters of his instrument”.
The JFNYBB is full of A-list NYC soloists that bask in the spotlight of Fedchock’s dynamic originals and imaginative arrangements, creating a sound that not only honors but expands on the tradition of the American big band. Don’t miss this special appearance celebrating such an iconic and historic event.
piano: Allen Farnham
bass: Dick Sarpola
drums: Dennis Mackrel
latin percussion: Bobby Sanabria