Fresh Cut Orchestra
The music of FCO is an eclectic blend of “straight ahead” jazz, contemporary classical, progressive rock, hip hop, and modern electronica. The roster includes musicians from New York, Philadelphia & Los Angeles who have performed/recorded with artists like Erykah Badu, John Legend, Matisyahu, Orrin Evans & the Captain Black Big Band, Terell Stafford & the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, Dave Douglas, Tom Harrell, Nicholas Payton, Marcus Strickland, Taylor McFerrin, Cyro Baptista, and John Zorn among others.
“The Fresh Cut Orchestra is a 10-piece new instrumental music ensemble led by trumpeter Josh Lawrence, bassist Jason Fraticelli, and drummer Anwar Marshall performing the jazz of tomorrow. (Downbeat)
” The Fresh Cut Orchestra is a new young 10-piece Philadelphia-jazz municipality, a little hard to define and very much worth looking into”. (New York Times)