John Fedchock

Trombonist, arranger, composer John Fedchock first came to jazz fans attention when he became a member of the Woody Herman Band in 1980.

After graduating from high school in his hometown-town of Highland Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, John went to Ohio State University to major in music.Following graduation from Ohio State he then went to Rochester, New York to pursue a master's at the prestigious Eastman School of Music.

Upon completion of his graduate degree his dream of working in the Herman band came true, and on July 6th 1980 he was sitting in the middle of the trombone section.Eventually his talents, both musical as well as organizational were recognized in his appointment as Woody's musical director.After the success of Woody's 50th Anniversary Tour and Woody's Gold Star recordings John left and headed for New York where he worked in clubs, wrote and formed his own big band.

Recommended recordings:"Live at the Concord Jazz Festival" with Woody Herman Concord CCD-4191
"50th Anniversay Tour" with Woody HermanConcord CCD-4302
"New York Big Band" Reservoir RSR CD 138