John Fedchock

John Fedchock New York Big Band
John Fedchock NY Sextet
John Fedchock Quartet
Freelance Artist

XO Artist Since: 2013
Music Genre(s): Jazz


Favorite Band(s): Woody Herman
Favorite Venue(s): Teatro Amazonas
Who are your strongest influences?: Carl Fontana, Urbie Green, Thad Jones

Since his emergence on the scene in 1980, John Fedchock has established himself as a world-class trombone soloist, a heralded bandleader, and a Grammy-nominated arranger. An in-demand performer and writer in New York City for over 25 years, his critically acclaimed John Fedchock New York Big Band has become a marquee group, showcasing Fedchock’s trombone and arranging as well as the band’s all-star soloists. The band’s four CDs have all received high praise from critics and extraordinary success on national jazz radio charts. In recognition of his formidable arranging skills, Fedchock received a 2003 Grammy Award nomination for “Best Instrumental Arrangement”.  His John Fedchock NY Sextet has performed throughout the U.S. and at international jazz events, and his John Fedchock Quartet has received considerable attention due to significant national jazz airplay. Fedchock began his career as a jazz trombonist with the legendary Woody Herman Orchestra. He toured with Herman’s “Thundering Herd” for 7 years, during which time he was musical director and a featured soloist. He served as musical coordinator and chief arranger in the production of Herman’s last two Grammy Award nominated albums. Fedchock has toured with T.S. Monk, Gerry Mulligan’s Concert Jazz Band, Louie Bellson’s Big Band and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and has performed as a soloist around the world.