John Fedchock's “JJ Johnson Centennial Tribute”

Fri, Oct 18

John Fedchock's “JJ Johnson Centennial Tribute” Cover

John Fedchock — trombone Phil DeGreg — piano Aaron Jacobs — bass Jim Rupp — drums 2024 marked the 100th birthday of legendary trombonist and NEA Master JJ Johnson. In celebration of this centennial milestone, NYC trombonist John Fedchock recorded a live quartet in J.J. Johnson's hometown of Indianapolis titled “Justifiably J.J..” The September album release will be celebrated in an official CD release tour, including this October 18 performance at Caffe Vivace. Along Fedchock will be pianist Phil DeGreg, bassist Aaron Jacobs, and drummer Jim Rupp. This is a special one-time event not to be missed. John Fedchock’s illustrious career in jazz has spanned over four 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, his multifaceted talents have made him one of NYC’s premier jazz artists. His critically acclaimed John Fedchock New York Big Band has become a marquee group, showcasing Fedchock’s trombone, arranging, and the band’s all-star soloists. The JFNYBB’s five CDs on the MAMA and Reservoir Music labels have all received high praise from critics and extraordinary success on national jazz radio charts. The band's early success 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, Fedchock is a two-time GRAMMY Award nominee for “Best Instrumental Arrangement.” The JFNYBB’s recordings have appeared in jazz radio’s Top Ten. The New York Times has applauded the band’s “Cheerful Syncopation, Served With Spit-and-Polish Precision.” Small group projects with his quartet and NY Sextet showcase A-list sidemen and Fedchock’s “incomparable trombone playing, which seems to have no limit, technically or musically” ( A $15 drink/food minimum is charged per person in the party, per set, if the total for beverages purchased by the party does not meet the minimum. Important Notices: If you do not check in by 15 minutes into the start of the set, we reserve the right to resale your seats with no refund. Refunds must be requested 24 hours before the start of the performance.