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Jennifer Wharton

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Jennifer Wharton is 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. She won’t stop until she has conquered the world! These days, Jennifer can be found leading her trombone-forward ensemble, Bonegasm, and performing in Paradise Square but has also held positions 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 over a dozen other Broadway productions

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Year, New Releases, Part 2 -- Review of 2023 Recordings & More

Read "New Year, New Releases, Part 2 -- Review of 2023 Recordings & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


The first broadcast of 2024 includes new releases from Mark Winkler plus a single from Rachel Z, Part 2 of my favorite recordings of 2023 with birthday shoutouts to Naama Gheber, Myra Melford, Carol Sudhalter, Georgia Mancio, Christine Tobin, Susannah McCorkle and Rachel Z, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear ...

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Dynamic Maximum Tension

Label: Nonesuch Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Dymaxion; All In; Ebonite; Last Waltz for Levon; Wingèd Beasts; Your Enemies Are Asleep; Codebreaker; Ferromagnetic; Single-Cell Jitterbug; Tensile Curves; Mae West: Advice.

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Grit & Grace

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2023

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Article: Year in Review

Jack Bowers' Best Jazz Albums Of 2023

Read "Jack Bowers' Best Jazz Albums Of 2023" reviewed by Jack Bowers


2023 was another banner year for jazz of all shapes and sizes. It has been a pleasure to review so many splendid big-band albums along with wonderful enterprises by smaller groups, some of which were recording for the first time (hopefully, not the last). If this was a preview of things to come, we look forward ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Grammy Nominees With New Jazz Categories & More

Read "New Releases, Grammy Nominees With New Jazz Categories & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes an assortment of Grammy nominees (not a bad year for women overall, with some new jazz categories), plus new releases from Solidaridad Tango, violist Debbie Spring, drummer Allison Miller, vocalist Anita Wardell, pianists Marta Karassawa and Thandi Ntuli, with songs of gratitude and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

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

Read "Interview with Jennifer Wharton, jazz trombonist & band leader of Bonegasm" reviewed by Doug Hall


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 ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases From Mikkelborg, Haynes, Wharton, And More

Read "New Releases From Mikkelborg, Haynes, Wharton, And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show we feature new releases from Palle Mikkelborg with Jakob Bro and Marilyn Mazur, Phil Haynes, Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm, Kevin Sun, Caroline Davis, Tani Tabbal, Mendoza Hoff Revels, Lafayette Gilchrist, Michael Dease, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Nick Steed, and Sam Ross. Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Palle Mikkelborg, Jakob Bro, Marilyn Mazur “Gefion" from Strands--Live ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases From Stacey Kent, Angela DeNiro With Ron Aprea Big Band, Cory Weeds, Emmet Cohen, Janet Evra, Vocalist Birthday Celebrations & More

Read "New Releases From Stacey Kent, Angela DeNiro With Ron Aprea Big Band, Cory Weeds, Emmet Cohen, Janet Evra, Vocalist Birthday Celebrations & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Stacey Kent, Angela DeNiro with the Ron Aprea Big Band, Emmet Cohen feat. Houston Person, Cory Weeds, Janet Evra and Defne Sahin, with birthday shoutouts to blues women Sippie Wallace, Ethel Waters, vocalists Carmen Lundy, Kurt Elling, Gregory Porter, Julia Lee, Lauren Henderson and Jane Monheit, among others. Thanks for ...

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Article: Album Review

Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm: Grit & Grace

Read "Grit & Grace" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Asked to name the traits women most need to succeed in today's business world, Forbes magazine in a 2019 article underlined two of them as “grit and grace." One woman who took the advice to heart is bass trombonist Jennifer Wharton. She came late to jazz but has since made it her domain of choice, founding ...


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