FYI: John Fedchock News

POSTED: June 7, 2019

John Fedchock Designs Another New Trombone for XO Brass!

After the success of the XO1632, his unique .500 bore lightweight trombone design, John Fedchock has developed a second trombone for XO Brass. The XO1634 is another lightweight design that applies the same unique qualities to the larger, .508 bore. Available in music stores in May 2019.

See more details & specs on the XO 1634 (.508 bore):

Click photo to see the XO1634 in a demonstration video:

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See more details on the XO 1632 (.500 bore):

Click photo to see demo video of the .500 bore XO1632:

POSTED: October 12, 2018

John Fedchock releases “REMINISCENCE”

REMINISCENCE, the newest CD by JOHN FEDCHOCK, will surely enhance his already stellar reputation as a trombone master. The CD is a follow-up to his 2015 release Fluidity. Fedchock culled tunes for both CDs from a live show he performed over three nights with his quartet.

Although he’s garnered many accolades and awards for his larger ensembles, playing in a small club with just his quartet gives Fedchock and the band opportunities to stretch out and take chances. Fedchock has always maintained a heavy touring schedule, and he assembled the band for this CD using first-class sidemen he has worked with extensively over the years.

Fedchock’s tone is warm and perfectly articulated. He eschews mere pyrotechnics for swinging lyricism. He updates standards with a 21st century feel through his solid, modern arrangements while still embracing the heritage and provenance of the music.

A sophisticated, sensitive trombonist, arranger, and composer, there are many exciting moments on REMINISCENCE, and the performances by all the musicians are outstanding. This CD is not merely a follow-up to Fluidity but a project that stands on its own. It is a superb example of the magic that great jazz artists can conjure when all the stars align.

purchase “Reminiscence” HERE




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.”

For more information on the XO 1632 trombone:

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)

Click HERE for more info!