John Fedchock is also quite notable as a big band arranger. Fedchock graduated from Ohio State University and the Eastman School Of Music. In the 1980's he spent seven years playing and touring with Woody Herman's Orchestra and, although he had chances to solo, it was his swinging charts that gained him the most attention. In addition, Fedchock toured with Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band, Louie Bellson's Big Band and Bob Belden's Ensemble among others. Fedchock has been active as a clinician (conducting seminars and workshops), a freelance soloist and a busy arrangercomposer. In 1992 he released his first recording as a leader (New York Big Band on Reservoir) which displayed both his playing and writing talents. Throughout the next six years, a steady playing schedule helped Fedchock improve his chops and develop a more distinct style, which made 1998's On the Edge a notable improvement on his previous album. Brimming with energy and excitement, the record kicked off a steady release schedule that included 2000's small group session Hit the Bricks and 2002's technically impressive No Nonsense.