The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop features trombonist John Fedchock and trumpeter Cicci Santucci

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest trombonist John Fedchock along with trumpeter Cicci Santucci on Tuesday, December 15th 7:30 to 8:30 PM followed by an open jazz jam until 10:30 PM at the The City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton.

Fedchock began his career as a jazz trombonist when he joined the legendary Woody Herman Orchestra in 1980. He toured with Woody's "Thundering Herd" for seven years, during which time he was musical director and a featured soloist. He served as musical coordinator and chief arranger in the production of Herman's last two Grammy Award nominated albums "50th Anniversary Tour" and "Woody's Gold Star".Fedchock has toured with T.S. Monk, Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band, Louie Bellson's Big Band, the Bob Belden Ensemble, the Manhattan Jazz Orchestra, and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and has performed at jazz festivals and concert halls around the world.

Hotel rooms provided by Fairfield Inn, Conz St.

Upcoming Guest Artists:
12/22 - Erena Terakubo on alto sax

12/29 - Jay Hoggard on vibes

1/5 - Linda Ransom on vocals

1/12 - Kris Allen on alto sax

1/19 - Jason Robinson on tenor sax

1/26 - Hendrik Meurkens on vibes and harmonica

The concert set starts at 7:30, followed by the jam session until 10:30. No cover or minimum. City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA. 413-584-4830

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