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News at Brookhaven College

For release through March 2.

FARMERS BRANCH/DALLAS  •  A free concert featuring New York jazz trombonist John Fedchock and the Brookhaven College Jazz Band takes place March 2 at 8 p.m. at R. L. Turner High School. The concert will feature music Fedchock has composed.

Leonard Feather of the Los Angeles Times has called Fedchock "a superior jazz trombonist." Fedchock has toured with T.S. Monk, Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band, Louie Bellson's Big Band, the Bob Belden Ensemble and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and has performed at jazz festivals and concert halls around the world. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Fedchock is a graduate of Ohio State University with degrees in music education and jazz studies. He also holds a master's degree in jazz studies and contemporary media from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

Keith Umbach, an adjunct professor of music, directs the Brookhaven College Jazz Band. The band includes both Brookhaven College and area high school students as well as community members. The band performed at the Annual North Texas Jazz Festival in Addison in both 2003 and 2004.

The concert is free and open to the public. R.L. Turner High School is located at 1600 S. Josey Lane in Carrollton and the concert will take place in the school's auditorium. In addition to the concert, Fedchock will be giving a clinic March 1 from 4-5 p.m. at Brookhaven College in Building D, Room D203, as well as holding an open rehearsal from 7-9 p.m. He also will take part in the Brookhaven College Recital Series performing along with Brookhaven College and University of North Texas faculty members in a free concert at 1:30 p.m. March 2 at Brookhaven College in Building D, Room D203.

For additional information about any of the concert or clinic events featuring John Fedchock, or to find out additional information about the Brookhaven College Jazz Band contact the School of the Arts at 972-860-4730 or send an e-mail to



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