The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

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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