CCJO presents: Like It Is: An Evening with Trombonist John Fedchock
Thursday, October 29 @ 8pm | The Redmoor

Join the CCJO at their first subscription series concert of the year, Like It Is: An Evening with John Fedchock. Grammy-nominated arranger and world-class trombonist John Fedchock will join the CCJO in a concert celebrating the release of his latest album, Like It Is. Come check out an artist who is continuing to have a hand in guiding and shaping the direction of modern big band music.

About the Artist: John Fedchock

JohnFedchockJohn Fedchock, trombone

John Fedchock’s illustrious career in jazz has spanned over three decades. Since his emergence on the scene in 1980, 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 twenty years, his multifaceted talents have led him to become one of NYC’s premiere jazz artists. 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 for the Reservoir Music label, “New York Big Band,” “On The Edge,” “No Nonsense,” and “Up & Running,” have all received high praise from critics, and extraordinary success on national jazz radio charts. “New York Big Band” and “On The Edge” both earned 4 1/2 star reviews in DOWNBEAT magazine and were listed in DOWNBEAT’s “Best CDs Of The 90’s.” The success of the band also resulted in Fedchock’s name appearing in DOWNBEAT’s Readers Poll under the categories of Trombone, Arranger and Big Band, simultaneously for several consecutive years. In recognition of his formidable arranging skills on “No Nonsense,” Fedchock was honored by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences with a 2003 Grammy Award nomination for “Best Instrumental Arrangement” for his exciting chart on “Caribbean Fire Dance.” The JFNYBB’s 2007 release, “Up & Running,” spent eight weeks in jazz radio’s Top Ten, with the New York Times applauding the band’s “Cheerful syncopation, served with spit-and-polish precision.” His small-group project for Reservoir, “Hit The Bricks,” appeared in DOWNBEAT’s list of “Best CDs of 2000,” and features special guests along with showcasing Fedchock’s “incomparable trombone playing, which seems to have no limit, technically or musically” (JazzReview.com). Attention from the recording inspired the creation of the John Fedchock NY Sextet, which has performed throughout the U.S. and at international jazz events.

More information available at www.johnfedchock.com.

About the Album

John Fedchock AlbumJohn Fedchock New York Big Band
Like It Is

Available now on Amazon.

Amazon Product Description

Incredible arrangements meet a dynamically fresh, seasoned 16-piece band made up of some of New York s finest! Their magnificent fifth recording is expertly recorded, presented with the incomparable leadership of the acclaimed John Fedchock. Most of the group have been together for over 20 years; their magic is obvious from the first listen.


A superior trombonist. –Los Angeles Times

Dazzling trombone virtuosity. –New York Times

Fedchock plays with a dark, virile, sharply etched tone. –Chicago Reader

About the Opening Artist

Conner Middle School is located in Hebron, Kentucky, near the Greater Cincinnati International Airport.  The school has a long history of high academic achievement and consistently finishes in the top 10 percent of all Kentucky middle schools on state testing.

In addition to their strong academic and extracurricular programs, Conner Middle School has one of the best music programs in the state. They are the only middle school in Northern Kentucky to offer three different music programs to their students: choir, orchestra and symphonic band. Additionally, they offer advanced orchestra, jazz band and chamber choir for their many gifted musicians. All three of their programs have scored distinguished and distinguished plus (highest ratings) at every musical festival in which they have played for the past five school years.