Jade Synstelien's


Saving Souls & Melting Faces in NYC Since 2001

About the Band

The Fat Cat Big Band has been described by All About Jazz as "one of the most refreshing groups to come along in years" and "poised to change the face of today's big band sound." With a lineup that includes members of the Mingus, Vanguard, and Roy Hargrove big bands, the Dizzy Gillespie All Star Big Band, and the JALC Orchestra, the FCBB has drawn consistent comparisons to Ellington's, Basie's, and Mingus's bands for the fierce originality of bandleader Jade Synstelien's compositions, the quality of his arrangements, and the heart-stopping caliber of the band's performance.

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