The John Fedchock New York Big Band makes a special appearance at Iridium in NYC on Tuesday September 8, performing two sets at 8pm & 10pm. Made up of New York's jazz elite, the group is stocked with NYC's premier soloists featured in a variety of settings, including straight- ahead big band charts, as well as more progressive and innovative styles. The performance will showcase Fedchock's Grammy-nominated arranging, with material from all four of the band's outstanding CDs including it's latest release Up & Running, which spent eight weeks in national jazz radio's Top Ten, and had The New York Times applauding its Cheerful Syncopation, Served With Spit-and-Polish Precision." A mix of fire and finesse, the John Fedchock New York Big Band combines restless innovation and a reverential approach to tradition, responding to every challenge with equal parts passion and poise.
1650 Broadway (at 51st Street)
New York, NY. 10019
Sets at 8pm & 10pm
$25 music charge. (Half price for students and seniors)
John Fedchock New York Big Band
SAXOPHONES: Mark Vinci, Charles Pillow, Tim Ries, Brandon Wright, Dave Riekenberg
TRUMPETS: Tony Kadleck, Craig Johnson, Scott Wendholt, Kerry MacKillop
TROMBONES: John Fedchock, Keith O'Quinn, Clark Gayton, George Flynn
PIANO: Allen Farnham
BASS: Dick Sarpola
DRUMS: Dave Ratajczak
Here's What The Critics Are Saying:
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 Great Arrangers." --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-drawer talent." --Mark Holston, JAZZIZ
...a group without gimmick, pretense or overt statement of purpose other than smart writing and great playing. It’s a real musicians’ band, stocked with highly respected veterans who welcome the chance to play some of their kind of music in a setting where everyone speaks the same language and gets a chance to shine." David French, JazzTimes
Fedchock's arrangements are clearly a step above. You can hear the reflection and creativity from the opening notes of each composition." --Chris DiGirolamo, THE INSIDE CONNECTION
super-kinetic big band jazz" --George Kanzler, HOT HOUSE