Bonegasm Goes West


Bonegasm Goes West

Sep 15, 2023
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory

2040 Addison Street, 2040 Addison Street

Trombonist Jennifer Wharton returns with fellow trombonists John Fedchock, Nate Mayland and Alan Ferber to perform music from their two released albums, Bonegasm (2019) and Not A Novelty (2021), as well as music from the upcoming album Grit & Grace. 

The overwhelming response to Bonegasm’s music has been astounding, cementing Wharton’s assertion that this assemblage was no flash in the pan but an important exponent of shaping the trombone’s place in jazz music.

“Bonegasm is a climax of musical excitement, characterized by feelings of pleasure centered in the ears and experienced as an accompaniment to hearing a group of trombone players.

It is our mission to bring peace, love, and trombone to the unsuspecting masses. Please enjoy.” – Jennifer Wharton

Bay Area native Jennifer Wharton got her start in music in Pittsburg, CA. Now based in NYC, she formed a jazz septet in 2017 called Bonegasm featuring four trombones with rhythm section. Since then, she has been commissioning composers and arrangers to celebrate all things trombone. The band has commissioned over 30 new jazz works and recorded three albums in the last 6 years.

Jennifer Wharton’s Bonegasm is a recipient of a 2023 grant from Chamber Music America’s Artistic Projects program, funded through the generosity of The Howard Gilman Foundation, for Grit & Grace.

Band Members & Instrumentation

John Fedchock – trombone

Nate Mayland – trombone

Alan Ferber – trombone

Jennifer Wharton – bass trombone

Michael Eckroth – piano

Evan Gregor – bass

Don Peretz – drums

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