About The Band

“What does make a big band special? Is it the writing, the arranging, or the performance? In the case of the Fat Cat Big Band, the answer is yes, yes, and yes.
-Mark Corroto, ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“Packed with strong writing and lush arrangements. [Synstelien] and the band deserve high marks for adding to the legacy of big band music rather than emulating its past glories. Synstelien and crew definitely know how a modern, innovative big band should sound.
– Mike Shanley, JAZZ TIMES

“An intriguing blend of power and delicacy … Achieves a rare intimacy.”
– Shaun Brady, DOWNBEAT

“The music swings hard, and the soloists light a fire inside Syntelien’s challenging charts. With the infection content of the FCBB discs, Synstelien puts his money where his mouth is, bringing highly developed arranging craft to music of marked accessibility.”
– Michael Steinman, CADENCE

“These CD’s should be widely known—for the FCBB’s conception, the soloists, and the writing. This is energizing music.”
– Michael Steinman, CADENCE

 

 

 

Gigs & Events

  • 03
    Jun 18
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    06
    May 18
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    01
    Apr 18
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    04
    Mar 18
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    04
    Feb 18
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
  • 07
    Jan 18
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    03
    Dec 17
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    05
    Nov 17
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    01
    Oct 17
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    03
    Sep 17
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
  • 01
    Sep 17
    Private Event
    (Brooklyn, NY)
    07:00 - 11:00
    06
    Aug 17
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    23
    Jul 17
    FCBB Swings Mozart’s Requiem Mass
    Smalls Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    07:30 - 10:00
    02
    Jul 17
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    04
    Jun 17
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
  • 07
    May 17
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    02
    Apr 17
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    11
    Mar 17
    Open Workshop Session
    Shapeshifter Lab (Brooklyn, NY)
    05:00 - 08:00
    05
    Mar 17
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    05
    Feb 17
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
  • 01
    Jan 17
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    04
    Dec 16
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    06
    Nov 16
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    02
    Oct 16
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    04
    Sep 16
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
  • 07
    Aug 16
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    03
    Jul 16
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    05
    Jun 16
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    01
    May 16
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    03
    Apr 16
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
  • 06
    Mar 16
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    07
    Feb 16
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    03
    Jan 16
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    06
    Dec 15
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    01
    Nov 15
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
  • 04
    Oct 15
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    06
    Sep 15
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    02
    Aug 15
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    05
    Jul 15
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    03
    May 15
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
  • 05
    Apr 15
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30
    01
    Mar 15
    Fat Cat Big Band
    Fat Cat Jazz Club (New York, NY)
    08:30 - 12:30

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