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Interview with Jennifer Wharton, jazz trombonist & band leader of Bonegasm

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My guest is Jennifer Wharton a low brass specialist based in New York City. Though getting her start classically, Jen has deep roots in jazz, commercial, chamber and Broadway music.

Jennifer leads the trombone-forward ensemble, Bonegasm, commissioning works from jazz heavyweights and newcomers. She was awarded a 2020 grant by the NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music and Theater to continue to bring trombone music to the masses. The result was Bonegasm's sophomore album, Not A Novelty (2021), a follow up to their debut Bonegasm (2019). Downbeat Magazine called the most recent album "Trombone Ecstasy."

Jen is currently performing in Sweeney Todd on Broadway and has held positions on at West Side Story, King Kong, Beautiful, The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Jekyll and Hyde, Scandalous, Wonderland, 9 to 5 and Curtains, as well as performing as a substitute in many other Broadway productions. She has won the Radio City Christmas Spectacular bass trombone chair five times.

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