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Jennifer Wharton

Maestra Classes Offered

  • Mute Mysteries: Unlocking Trombone Colors

Jennifer Wharton

  • She/Her
  • 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 and is currently performing in Sweeney Todd. She also has won the bass trombone chair at Radio City Christmas Spectacular five times.

    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 and Rutgers Universities and released two albums with her band, Bonegasm.

    Professional Experience

    • Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • TV/Film
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Master’s Degree

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • San Francisco/Northern California

    Interested in touring?

    • No

    Maestra Expertise

    • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
    • Music Contractor/Coordinator
    • Classroom Music Teacher

    Primary Instruments

    • Euphonium
    • Trombone
    • Trombone (Bass)
    • Tuba
    • Tuba (C)

    Software

    • Musescore

    Additional Skills

    • Arts Administration

    Affiliations

    • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
    • ASCAP
    • MUSE