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Allen Farnham

Allen Farnham has been active in the New York City jazz scene as a pianist, composer/arranger, producer and teacher since the early 1980's. He has performed and/or recorded with Joe Lovano, Chris Potter, Eddie Henderson, Frank Wess, Tom Harrell, Arthur Blythe, Special EFX, the John Fedchock NY Big Band, and Charlie Byrd. He has also accompanied a wide range of vocalists, including Mel Torme, Ernestine Anderson, Mark Murphy, Liza Minnelli, Susannah McCorkle, Roseanna Vitro, and Helen Merrill. Mr. Farnham is active in the recording industry, having recorded extensively as both a leader and side musician, and has worked as a staff producer and arranger for the west coast based jazz label, Concord Records

Into The Shadows

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: RSVP; Alpha Dog; Manaus; I Should Care; Nature Boy; Into The Shadows; Star Eyes; On The Edge.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

John Fedchock NY Sextet: Into The Shadows

Read "Into The Shadows" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If a sextet--or a group of any size--is to be measured by the sum of its parts, trombonist John Fedchock's NY Sextet succeeds with flying colors, as it embodies half a dozen of the finest jazz musicians the New York City area has to offer. As we know, however, an inclusive appraisal rests on far more ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jae Sinnett: Zero To 60

Read "Zero To 60" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The title of this record is something of a double entendre, referencing both the arrival of a milestone birthday for drummer-composer Jae Sinnett and the specific decade that helped influence his outlook on music, art, and life in general. But don't let that information fool you. This isn't some nostalgia-filled date with flower power filigree. This ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

John Fedchock New York Big Band: Like It Is

Read "Like It Is" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Trombonist, composer and arranger John Fedchock's New York Big Band has been in existence for more than twenty years, and the scintillating Like It Is is this group's fifth album. Fedchock, his band and this album have also garnered quite a few of this year's Grammys including “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album," “Best Arrangement, Instrumental or ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

John Fedchock New York Big Band: Like It Is

Read "Like It Is" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Worth waiting for--an expression that can be used to describe any number of life's pleasurable experiences: a memorable vacation, a sumptuous meal, a thrilling chance encounter --or even the fifth recording (and first in roughly eight years) by trombonist John Fedchock's superlative New York Big Band. Pleasurable it is from start to finish, with inspired blowing ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Danny Bacher's "Swing That Music" All-Stars at the Metropolitan Room on August 25!

Danny Bacher's "Swing That Music" All-Stars at the Metropolitan Room on August 25!

Danny Bacher and his Swing That Music All-Stars are back by popular demand at Manhattan's Metropolitan Room with special guest vocalist Charenee Wade on August 25! Make your reservations now! Metropolitan Room 34 W. 22nd St. New York, NY 10010 Phone: 212-206-0440 Tuesday, August 25, 2015 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

John Fedchock New York Big Band: Like It Is

Read "Like It Is" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Veteran trombonist and big band leader John Fedchock, has had a history of showcasing some of the finest contemporary ensemble music ever presented, and on the audacious Like It Is, keeps that tradition alive on the fifth album from his 16-piece New York Big Band. A group by the way, that has been around and swinging ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Danny Bacher All-Star Band Returns To The Metropolitan Room On August 4 & 25 - Celebrating Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima & Louis Jordan!

Danny Bacher All-Star Band Returns To The Metropolitan Room On August 4 & 25 - Celebrating Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima & Louis Jordan!

Danny Bacher returns to the Metropolitan Room on August 4 & 25 with his All-Star Band Celebrating Upcoming Debut CD Swing That Music! Danny Bacher Sings and Plays Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima and Louis Jordan" Advance EP features: Warren Vache, Bill Goodwin, Ray Drummond, Howard Alden, Houston Person and Cyrille Aimée Danny Bacher and his All-Star ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

John Fedchock New York Big Band: Like It Is

Read "Like It Is" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Trombonist John Fedchock may be a seasoned veteran, but he's not set in his ways as a player, arranger, or composer. While some big band leaders of his ilk either try to recreate the past or completely abandon it, attempting to reboot themselves by genuflecting at the altar of modernism, he isn't one of them. Fedchock ...


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