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Michael Feinberg

Bassist Michael Feinberg has quickly "become one of the premier young artists on the New York scene" (Jazz Inside Magazine). Raised in Atlanta, GA, Feinberg began his music career on the bandstand as a member of Grammy nominated trumpeter Russell Gunn’s quartet. Performing every week at Churchill Grounds, 18 year old Feinberg held the bass chair for 6 months until he left for the University of Miami. As a sophomore at UM, Michael recorded his debut record “Harajuku" which helped him to earn a residency at Betty Carter’s Jazz Aheadat the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. In 2012 Feinberg signed with Sunnyside Records to record the "Elvin Jones Project" with an all star lineup of Billy Hart, George Garzone, Tim Hagans, Leo Genovese, and Alex Wintz

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Paul Shinn, Dave Brubeck & Junior Mance

Read "Paul Shinn, Dave Brubeck & Junior Mance" reviewed by Joe Dimino

The first tune on the 686th Episode of Neon Jazz comes from a Kansas City pianist Paul Shinn live from the Green Lady Lounge in 2015. That begins a theme of Kansas City-based artists throughout the line-up of songs to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs reaching Super Bowl 55. We also pay proper respects to Junior ...

From Where We Came

Label: Steeplechase Productions
Released: 2020
Track listing: Louisville; Cairo; Tryon; Pontiac; Hamlet; East St. Louis; Tokyo; Nogales.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michael Feinberg: From Where We Came

Read "From Where We Came" reviewed by Jim Worsley

At the dinner table or in the studio, there are many subtle methods to interject a staunch conversation starter. Or you can always burst into the room with your hair on fire. Veteran soprano saxophonist Dave Liebman, he of many rich and complex lines past, here opted for the latter approach. After bassist and leader Michael ...

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Experience Ayiti Joins With The Mingus Big Band At New York’s Jazz Standard This October To Support Music Initiatives In Haiti

Experience Ayiti Joins With The Mingus Big Band At New York’s Jazz Standard This October To Support Music Initiatives In Haiti

The New York-based Mingus Big Band will host the non-profit charity Experience Ayiti (XA) during October, to bring awareness and raise funds for XA’s mission in Haiti. The residency will take place at New York’s Jazz Standard on Mondays beginning October 7, followed by each consecutive Monday that month; October 14, 21, and 28. Sets are ...

Whatever Possessed Me

Label: Sear Sound Studios, NYC
Released: 2018
Track listing: Compassion (Live in NYC); Crescent; Lycra, Too?; Mr. Syms; Whatever Possessed Me; Meditation; Sweet Mama (Live in NYC); Mr. Syms (Live in NYC); I Want To Talk About You (Live in NYC).

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michael Feinberg: Whatever Possessed Me

Read "Whatever Possessed Me" reviewed by Don Phipps

Tribute bands are glowingly appreciated by fans of great rock acts; perhaps it's time jazz fans got with it! Michael Feinberg's Whatever Possessed Me is a dedication to the works and sound of John Coltrane and his classic quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones. The performances on this album are so good, one ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michael Feinberg's Humblebrag: Live at 800 East

Read "Live at 800 East" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Nato ad Atlanta ma stabilitosi a New York nel 2009, il bassista e compositore Michael Feinberg è uno dei migliori jazzmen emergenti del decennio. Poco più che 25enne ha già inciso alcuni dischi a suo nome, tra cui spicca l'Elvin Jones Project, registrato nel 2012 per la Sunnyside con la presenza di nomi illustri quali Billy ...

Live at 800 East

Label: BeHip Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Tutuola; Puncher's Chance; But The Sound...; Duckface; Untitled 2; Humblebrag.

Michael Feinberg's Humblebrag: Live at 800 East

Read "Michael Feinberg's Humblebrag: Live at 800 East" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Blending modern jazz with any aspect of funk or R&B is a risky proposition for a young jazz musician. No matter how personal one's concept may be, or how artfully executed, a segment of the jazz- listening population is going to yell “sellout!" at the first electric bass slap. Though he doesn't do slap bass, Michael ...


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