World-class trombonist joins DePauw Jazz Ensemble Tuesday

Sunday, April 19, 2015
The DePauw Jazz Ensemble shares the Kresge stage on Tuesday, April 21 with internationally renowned trombonist, composer and arranger John Fedchock. The Greencastle Middle School Jazz Band opens the program at the Green Center at 7:30 p.m. (Courtesy photo)

The DePauw Jazz Ensemble invites renowned trombonist John Fedchock to the Kresge Auditorium stage for a performance featuring the Grammy-nominated artist's original compositions Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Green Center for the Performing Arts.

Fedchock has soloed with many of the world's most prominent jazz musicians including Woody Herman, Louis Bellson, T.S. Monk and Gerry Mulligan.

A distinguished, in-demand studio musician, he has also achieved critical acclaim for his work as a producer and arranger on several recordings, including "New York Big Band" and "On The Edge."

In recognition of his formidable arranging skills on the album "No Nonsense," the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences honored Fedchock with a 2003 Grammy Award nomination for Best Instrumental Arrangement for his chart "Caribbean Fire Dance."

For its last concert of the semester, the DePauw ensemble also welcomes the Greencastle Middle School Jazz Band, led by DPU student conductors David Gordon, Kevin Smith, Melissa Guerrero and Matt Skiba. The middle school students will perform beloved standards such as Duke Ellington's legendary "It Don't Mean A Thing" and Herbie Hancock's groovy funk number, "Chameleon."

"It's going to be a very special evening of jazz at DePauw University on Tuesday," Steven Snyder, director of the DPU ensemble, said. "The students and I are very excited to be sharing the stage with a musician of Fedchock's caliber and to be able to experience his original compositions and arrangements first-hand, in addition to his incredible trombone playing."

General admission to the jazz concert is $3. Tickets for seniors, children and all students are free.

For ticket information and purchases, visit or the Green Center box office (Monday-Friday 12--4 and 6--8 p.m. and Sunday noon--8 p.m).

Fedchock's appearance has been made possible, in part, through a grant from XO Brass.

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