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Jennifer Wharton

Jennifer Wharton

Biography

Jennifer Wharton is a low brass specialist based in New York City. Though getting her start classically, Jen has planted deep roots in jazz and commercial music. She can usually be found honking out low notes in a Broadway pit, a recording studio, on stage or in a big band section.

Jennifer has been a member of many Broadway orchestras, most recently West Side Story. She also has won the bass trombone chair at Radio City Christmas Spectacular five times in a row.

Jen is a member of multiple Grammy-nominated jazz orchestras, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Alan Ferber Big Band and the Terraza Big Band. She has also performed or recorded with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie All Star Band, Woody Herman Orchestra, Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra, Jihye Lee Jazz Orchestra, Big Heart Machine, lots of at-home virtual big bands, and with her favorite husband, trombonist/composer John Fedchock.

Jennifer teaches at Montclair State University and released her sophomore album with her band Bonegasm called Not A Novelty on Sunnyside Records thanks in part to a 2020 NYC Women’s Fund grant.

Professional Experience

  • Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Northern California

Hireable as

  • Pit Musician (Other)
  • Music Contractor/Coordinator
  • Other

My Primary Instrument

  • Bass trombone

My Instruments

  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Other
  • Bass trombone

Software

  • Other

Affiliations

  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)

Pronouns

  • She/Her