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Trombonist, composer, arranger, and producer John Fedchock has earned a GRAMMY nomination in the categoryBest Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella for his arrangement of “You and The Night and The Music” from his August 2015 MAMA Records release Like It Is


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“Like It Is sizzles from opening track to closing note..." – Brian Zimmerman, DownBeat
 
“…impeccable arrangements...a diversified, in-depth status report on the big-band jazz art form as of 2015.” – Tom Conrad, JazzTimes
 
“…some of the finest contemporary ensemble music ever presented.” – Edward Blanco, All About Jazz
 
 
World-renowned trombonist, composer, arranger, and producer John Fedchock has earned a GRAMMY nomination in the categoryBest Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella for his arrangement of “You and The Night and The Music” from his August 2015 MAMA Records release Like It IsThe recording is the fifth album for the 16-piece John Fedchock New York Big Band and Fedchock’s eigth as a leader. 
 
This pristinely recorded studio session showcases Fedchock’s compelling compositions and arrangements as well as the band’s exceptional musicianship. The group, which has been together for over two decades and recorded four previous releases on Reservoir, sets the standard for modern, post-swing large ensembles.  This is Fedchock’s second GRAMMY nomination.
 
“Being a GRAMMY nominee is an incredible honor,” says Fedchock. “And as an arranger, it is a special thrill having my work recognized alongside that of the leading writers in the field today. I feel very fortunate.”
 
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, John Fedchock began his career in 1980 as a jazz trombonist with the legendary Woody Herman Orchestra, serving as featured soloist, musical director and chief arranger for Herman's last two Grammy nominated albums.  Herman said of Fedchock, "He's my right hand man. Everything I ask of John he accomplishes, and I ask a lot. He's a major talent." Fedchock has also toured with Gerry Mulligan, T.S. Monk, Louie Bellson, and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and has performed as a featured soloist, composer and conductor around the world.
 
The Grammy Awards ceremony will take place on Monday, February 15, 2016, in Los Angeles. For a complete list of nominees for the 58th annual GRAMMY Awards go to http://www.grammy.com/nominees
 
For more information on John Fedchock, please contact:
Ann Braithwaite
Braithwaite & Katz Communications
248 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
ann@bkmusicpr.com
(781) 259-9600

 

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