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Will Be Fire now available

November 17, 2023

The debut of Fiedler’s New Quartet seeks to capture a spirit present in the late Arthur Blythe’s Columbia releases of the late ’70s and early ’80s—with a rhythm section of electric guitar, tuba and drums.

Featuring Pete McCann, Marcus Rojas and Jeff Davis.


The Howland Sessions now available

November 4, 2022

Fiedler’s first solo trombone album, recorded in Hudson Valley historical cultural center, marks the 50th anniversary of Albert Mangelsdorff’s first solo performance at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games.


Fuzzy and Blue now available

November 12, 2021

Fuzzy and Blue, Fiedler’s second volume of Sesame Street songs, shines still more light on the extraordinary wit and melodic gift of the foundational Sesame Street composers Joe Raposo and Jeffrey Moss, among others

Featuring Jeff Lederer, Sean Conly, Michael Sarin, Steven Bernstein, and special guest Miles Griffith


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Yankee No-How
Live In Graz

Featured in JazzTimes

September 23, 2019

Trombonist Joe Fiedler reimagines iconic tunes as the show celebrates its 50th anniversary


Featured in DownBeat

April 8, 2019

Joe Fiedler's Deep Playfulness


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Somebody Come Out And Play
Open Sesame

The trombonist Joe Fiedler has a new album, ‘I’m In,' that captures his feeling for a rugged but jaunty experimentalism

The New York Times

With The Crab, the trombonist has made one of the small group jazz discs of the year

Village Voice

Let me sing the praises — and the chops, imagination, and creativity — of Joe Fiedler


Trombonist Joe Fiedler has been an MVP in configurations that range from 
salsa bands to the jazz avant-garde

Time Out New York



The New York Times has pinpointed a “feeling for a rugged but jaunty experimentalism” in the music of trombone veteran Joe Fiedler, a figure as esteemed in New York jazz circles as he is in the Afro-Caribbean and pop scenes. He’s an adventurous improviser and bandleader whose small-band outings include The Crab, Sacred Chome Orb, Joe Fiedler Plays the Music of Albert Mangelsdorff, I’m In and Like, Strange. His two releases by the unique low-brass unit Big Sackbut — a trombone/tuba corollary of sorts to the World Saxophone Quartet — have also cemented Fiedler’s reputation as a musical thinker with boundless imagination.