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John Fedchock New York Big Band CD Release Performances!

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JOHN FEDCHOCK NEW YORK BIG BAND AT THE JAZZ STANDARD, ONE NIGHT ONLY - FEBRUARY 6, IN CELEBRATION of “UP & RUNNING" (New Recording Available March 20 on Reservoir Music!)

Also at The IAJE Convention-Sheraton Hotel, January 13 at 6PM

“...dazzling trombone virtuosity..." -THE NEW YORK TIMES

“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."

-Neil Tesser, CHICAGO READER

The John Fedchock New York Big Band appears for a one-night-only, CD release celebration and performance at The Jazz Standard, one of NYC's premier jazz venues. Fedchock's all-star group will be performing music from their upcoming Reservoir CD release, “Up & Running," showcasing fresh new Fedchock compositions along with arrangements of jazz classics and American standards. This is an opportunity to hear one of the best big bands in the business - an event not to be missed!

The Jazz Standard is located at 116 E. 27th ST., New York, NY, www.jazzstandard.net, (212)576-2232, showtimes are 7:30PM & 9:30PM, admission: $20

IAJE CONFERENCE 1/13/07

saxes: Mark Vinci, Charles Pillow, Rich Perry, Rick Margitza, Scott Robinson trumpets: Tony Kadleck, Craig Johnson, Scott Wendholt, Barry Ries trombones: John Fedchock, Keith O'Quinn, Clark Gayton, George Flynn piano: Allen Farnham bass: Dick Sarpola drums: Dave Ratajczak

JAZZ STANDARD 2/6/07

saxes: Mark Vinci, Charles Pillow, Walt Weiskopf, Brandon Wright, Scott Robinson trumpets: Tony Kadleck, Craig Johnson, Tim Hagans, Barry Ries trombones: John Fedchock, Keith O'Quinn, Clark Gayton, George Flynn piano: Ted Rosenthal bass: Dick Sarpola drums: Dave Ratajczak

Over the course of the past twenty years, 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 New York Big Band is comprised of alumni from major big bands, along with several of New York's finest players in the “modernist tradition". The group delights in performing many of Fedchock's own dynamic compositions and arrangements as well as more well-known standards, creating a sound that not only honors, but expands the tradition of the American big band. Their debut recording, “New York Big Band" (Reservoir), along with follow-up CD, “On The Edge" (also Reservoir), received high praise from critics, including 4 1/2 star reviews in DOWNBEAT magazine and the appearance of both recordings in DOWNBEAT's list of “Best CDs Of The 90's". The band's heralded third release “No Nonsense" (Reservoir), added to their critically acclaimed body of work, and earned Fedchock a 2003 Grammy Award nomination for “Best Instrumental Arrangement" for his exciting chart on “Caribbean Fire Dance."

This story appears courtesy of Jason Byrne, Red Cat Publicity.
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