FYI: John Fedchock News

POSTED: January 22, 2016

XO Professional Brass and John Fedchock Design an Ultra-lightweight Professional Lead Trombone


MT. JULIET, TN – January 22, 2015
XO Professional Brass is proud to announce the introduction of the new 1632RGL-LT Lead Trombone. This free blowing lead bore trombone is the result of years of development with the assistance of world-renowned artist, composer, and arranger John Fedchock.

“The warmth and response of the rose brass bell combined with a super light-weight and balanced design makes the XO 1632 tenor trombone especially versatile for any scenario I might encounter in the professional world”, says Fedchock. “Whether playing lead or in the section, in the studio or on the stage, playing parts or improvising jazz solos, this horn gives me everything I need and more.”

“We are extremely proud to work with this great individual who is recognized worldwide as a renowned artist, educator, arranger, and composer”, says KHS America president, Tabor Stamper. “John has worked extremely hard in helping to design this instrument and we feel the XO 1632RGL-LT trombone will become the standard on which lead trombones are measured.”

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POSTED: January 9, 2016

XO Professional Brass Welcomes John Fedchock to their Artist Roster


MT. JULIET, TN – January 9, 2015
KHS America is excited to add John Fedchock to their artist roster of XO trombones. “I have known John for over 15 years and have had the pleasure of working and performing with him and would witness first hand his strong advocacy for the arts” states Rick DeJonge, Artist Relations Manager for KHS America. “John’s passion for music and music education align so well with our company that it was an easy decision to ask him to collaborate with us on a new trombone design and join our artist roster.”

“I’m very excited to be working with the great people at XO Brass. Among the many special features attracting me to the company was its strong focus on education and a genuine interest in working with artists to develop new and innovative products”, states John. “While involved in the design of the new XO1632 trombone, I was particularly impressed by the superior level of craftsmanship as well as a standard of excellence that can only be described as remarkable. I look forward to my continued association with this exceptional company.”

For more information on the XO 1632 trombone:

POSTED: January 6, 2016

Jazzlines Publications Releases Charts from John Fedchock’s “Like It Is”


Be the first to have your band play music from John Fedchock’s heralded 2015 MAMA Records release, LIKE IT IS!  Jazzlines Publications is releasing eight charts from the dynamic recording including Fedchock’s GRAMMY nominated chart on “You And The Night And The Music”.

Click here for a list of charts from “Like It Is”:

Click here for a complete list of John Fedchock music at Jazzlines Publications/Walrus Music:

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POSTED: January 2, 2016


The 2015 GRAMMY Finalist Nominations have been announced, and John Fedchock has reached the final round in the “Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella” category for his chart on “You And The Night And The Music” from the CD “Like It Is”.

For those interested, this arrangment is the focus of a “Pro Session” article in the January 2016 issue of DOWNBEAT magazine with analysis of the opening chorus of the chart.  To view the article, click HERE!

Field: Composing/Arranging
Category: Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: 

John Fedchock, arranger (John Fedchock New York Big Band)

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POSTED: July 4, 2015

John Fedchock New York Big Band releases Like It Is

A vital large ensemble inspired by tradition and innovation

John Fedchock Big Band: Like It Is

John Fedchock Big Band: Like It Is MAMA (2015)

The John Fedchock New York Big Band’s Like It Is –released by MAMA Records on August 7, 2015 – is the fifth album for the 16-piece ensemble. This pristinely recorded studio session showcases Fedchock’s compelling compositions and arrangements as well as the band’s soloists. Like It Is features five Fedchock originals and five arrangements of jazz and American classics, perhaps being his most ambitious work to date. This project showcases Fedchock as an artist who will continue to have a hand in guiding and shaping the direction of big band music for years to come.

To purchase “LIKE IT IS”:

AllAboutJazz 4 star review of John Fedchock New York Big Band:  Like It Is

POSTED: March 20, 2015

FLUIDITY receives 4 Stars in DownBeat!!!


John Fedchock Releases Fluidity, a Live Quartet Recording featuring Fresh Originals and Timeless Standards. 

John Fedchock Big Band: Fluidity

John Fedchock Big Band: Fluidity

March 10, 2015 Release on Summit Records marks Fedchock’s Seventh Album as Leader.

John Fedchock’s Fluidity – released by Summit Records on March 10, 2015 – is the trombonist’s seventh album a leader, and brings Fedchock’s notable solo skills to the forefront.  Documenting a momentous weekend with his dynamic quartet live at the Havana Nights jazz club in Virginia Beach, the group showcases unique treatments of familiar standards coupled with two new Fedchock originals in a sensitive and interactive small group session. The project captures the flow and interplay of a seasoned group of veterans in a remarkably intimate setting. READ MORE