Grammy Nominated Jazz Artist John Fedchock in Colorado February 18-24!!


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New Recording Available March 20 on Reservoir Music

“Fedchock plays with a dark, virile, sharply etched tone, and he's as well organized and aware of texture in his articulate solos as he is in his terrific arrangements"

Grammy nominated and world renowned trombonist, composer/arranger and big band leader John Fedchock, a veteran of the famed Woody Herman Orchestra, is scheduled to appear in Colorado in a series of clinics, concerts and masterclasses - February 18-24 (see details below). Look for the John Fedchock New York Big Band's new recording, Up & Running, in stores and available online on March 20!

The John Fedchock New York Big Band has become an institution that has been thriving for almost two decades and proudly features many of the same players that started with the band in 1989. Once talented unknowns in the jazz world, the players that comprise Fedchock's ensemble have all become top-rate, first-call players on the New York and international jazz scenes. DownBeat Magazine stated that, “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." Indeed, few big bands can boast the kind of sound that Fedchock's group produces, one that is based on “The extroverted nature of his scores, the brisk interplay between his solo passages and his orchestral accompaniments and the radiant quality of his brass-choir writing . . . an unabashed celebration of the large band format," says The Chicago Tribune.

The John Fedchock New York Big Band has toured and performed around the globe, including shows at the Jazz & Blues Festival in Stockholm, Sweden, the Imatra Jazz Festival in Imatra, Finland, and the Ottawa International Jazz Festival. Regarded as one of the most perceptive and versatile trombonists on the scene today, Fedchock's reputation as an accomplished and resourceful composer/arranger is also widely acknowledged. His dense voicings, thick ensemble writing and unique, swinging lines have become his characteristic trademarks. “I'm a player who also writes," offers Fedchock modestly. But in truth, John Fedchock is a supremely gifted musician whose artistry will unquestionably have a hand in guiding and shaping the direction of big band music for the new millennium.

On March 20, 2007 Reservoir Music will release Up & Running, the newest recording from the John Fedchock New York Big Band. On Up & Running, Fedchock and his formidable ensemble once again fully embrace and honor the jazz tradition while striking out on adventurous musical sojourns fueled by Fedchock's impeccable, imaginative playing, writing, arranging and leadership.

Sunday, February 18: 2:00-9:00 PM
Big Band Boogie Bash 2007
A benefit for the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts
Ramada Continental Hotel at 26th and Zuni in Denver
$12 advance, $15 at the door; $10 students & seniors
Tickets available at www.jazzarts.org or 720-201-6885

2:00 - Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra
3:15 - CU Boulder featuring John Fedchock
4:30 - CCJA Big Band featuring John Fedchock
5:30 - DU Lamont Jazz Orchestra
6:45 - UNC Jazz Lab 1, 8:00 - 9th & Lincoln Jazz Orchestra

Monday, February 19, 2007: 12:30-4:00 PM
John Fedchock clinic/masterclass
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado 80639

Tuesday, February 20, 2007: 4:00PM
John Fedchock clinic/masterclass
University of Colorado - Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309

Wednesday, February 21, 2007: 12:00-1:40 PM
Afternoon Jazz Clinic
Rishel Middle School, 451 S. Tejon, Denver, Colorado 80223

Wednesday, February 21, 2007: 3:30-5:30 PM
Afternoon Jazz Clinic
Summit View Ranch Elementary School, Highland Ranch, Colorado 80126

Thursday, February 22, 2007: 1:00-4:00 PM
Afternoon jazz/big band clinic
University of Denver - Lamont School of Music, Denver, Colorado 80202

February 23 & 24, 2007: 9:00 PM-1:00 AM
The John Fedchock Quartet
El Chapultapec Jazz Club, 1962 MARKET ST, Denver, Colorado 80202

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