FYI: John Fedchock News

POSTED: August 22, 2023

Vote for John Fedchock in the Downbeat Readers Poll!

It’s time again for the DownBeat Readers Poll. Vote for your favorite artists of the past year. Happy to say that I’m listed in the “Trombone” category. Any votes for me in the “Large Ensemble” and/or “Arranging” categories have a write-in space at the bottom. Click the link below and enjoy!
Downbeat Readers Poll 2023

POSTED: June 22, 2021

John Fedchock Signature Mouthpiece now available from Pickett Brass!

John Fedchock has joined forces with Pickett Brass to create the John Fedchock “Signature” Trombone Mouthpiece. Available directly from Pickett Brass, the mouthpiece was designed based on the modified 11C mouthpiece played by Fedchock for over 20 years. Unique features include a comfortable rim, an enlarged throat for a full & thick sound, a crisp and defined articulation response, and a free & open blow for clear upper register playing.

For more details and information on ordering HERE!

POSTED: July 25, 2020

Fedchock NY Sextet music now available at eJazzlines!

In conjunction with the release of the John Fedchock NY Sextet recording, “Into The Shadows”, Jazzlines Publications has announced the release of seven of Fedchock’s arrangements from the album. You can order the music HERE!

POSTED: June 11, 2020

John Fedchock NY Sextet, “Into The Shadows” now available!

The John Fedchock NY Sextet’s new CD, “Into The Shadows” is officially available at the web link below. The album is Fedchock’s tenth album as leader, this time bringing his special small-group composing/arranging to the forefront, featuring new treatments of standards coupled with five originals. Fedchock shares the spotlight equally with the sextet’s other top-notch soloists: trumpeter Scott Wendholt, tenor saxophonist Walt Weiskopf, pianist Allen Farnham, bassist David Finck, and drummer Eric Halvorson. Hear what Jazz Journal calls, “Straight from the shoulder, unpretentious jazz.”

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:

To find your local XO Brass dealer:

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: