Bonegasm takes over Birdland for ONE SET ONLY on Sunday, June 30th at 5:30pm. Use promo code BONE6 for $6 off! Buy tickets now!
BONEGASM, THE ALBUM
Out February 1, 2019 on Sunnyside Records
Bonegasm features music by up and coming artists like Sara Jacovino, Nate Mayland and Edward Perez as well as Grammy veterans like John Fedchock, Alan Ferber and Jim McNeely.
ORDER the physical copy AND digital download on BANDCAMP
ORDER on AMAZON
ORDER on iTunes (but sadly no liner notes or solo lineup)
Listen to Stellar now from our debut recording. LISTEN HERE
Come hear us celebrate our first Bonegasm release
Thursday, March 14 from 6-8 at Silvana
Lots of upcoming shows to announce!
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Trombones: John Fedchock, Alan Ferber, Nate Mayland
Bass trombone and vocal: Jennifer Wharton
Piano: Mike Eckroth
Bass: Evan Gregor
Drums: Don Peretz
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
Here is a peek inside the project!
HOLIDAY SHOPPING WITH JEN!
Happy Holidays to everyone. If you have a brass player in your life, here are some last minute gifts to consider to complete your holiday shopping. But always remember, the best gift is the gift of your attention. Spend time with the people you love this holiday season, gifts or not!
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This stuff is made with unicorn tears and rainbows. Just kidding. But it does have arnica in it which is basically magic sauce for weary brass player chops. You can put it on and immediately play. I personally use Robinson’s Lip Renew every single day when I have a lot of playing to do.
This Holiday Season spend $30 or more you can use the code XMAS2018 and get 20% off!
Disclaimer: I am an endorser of Robinson’s but prior to that I was just a HUGE FAN.
The world-class trombonist talks about her experience navigating motherhood while freelancing in New York City.
Nicole Abissi has some serious trombone “street cred”. She’s performed and held positions in several big orchestras like Alabama and Colorado Symphony as well as being a member of two touring brass groups. And like me, her husband is pretty good at the trombone. Nikki is married to Colin Williams, associate principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic. They reside in Inwood, what we call “Upstate Manhattan” with their sons, toddler Christopher and newborn Alexander. Continue reading Nicole Abissi – This is Only the Beginning
THIS IS A FRIENDLY PSA…
Musicians get asked to perform at benefits for free a lot. Many times, we are promised a very official sounding piece of paper that says we donated our time and told we use said paper for a tax deduction.
That is wrong.
You cannot deduct these donated services. I’ve checked with musician accountant extraordinaire, Dave Roth of Roth Finance, and I’ve consulted the tax code. No matter what anyone tells you, YOU CANNOT DEDUCT YOUR TIME. Continue reading Issue of Donating Your Time
In November, I was lucky enough to have a busy couple months in front of me. I had been perusing Facebook when Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Kenny Rampton popped up. His post was praising a product I’d never seen before.
Let me begin by saying that I am not being paid to endorse this. These opinions are my own.
Robinson’s Remedies was founded by Ken Robinson, a trumpet player that had a cold sore problem. He set about to create a product that would help folks with cold sores but ended up with a product that all wind instrumentalists can use. It decreases swelling and absorbs quickly – so quickly that you can play immediately after applying it. No wax, no mess and it smells and tastes pretty good!
I used Robinson’s while playing multiple Radio City Christmas shows a day on consecutive days a few times a week and my lips weren’t nearly as swollen as they should have been. Honestly, for as much as I was playing, I should have been in much worse shape. To give you a better idea…
My triathlon coach has a saying that describes this gig:
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
The holidays are usually very physically demanding for brass players. Many players have ways of dealing: good hydration (alcohol or water), aspirin, arnica, rest….the list goes on.
I feel comfortable recommending Robinson’s Lip Remedy as the newest addition to your arsenal. Go forth and blow!
I recently returned from a few gigs in Europe with Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society. I had multiple things go wrong on this trip and I thought I’d share some lessons I’ve learned along the way. This list is by no means exhaustive but I feel it is a pretty good start. Continue reading Lessons from the road…
I have heard of this scam a couple times so I thought I would do my part and put the word out there.
Youll get an email from a parent like this:
From: Paul Oxley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I’m Paul, During my search for a lesson teacher that would help in taking my son (Kenneth) During is stay in your location. I found your advert and it is very okay to me since you specialize in the area I’m seeking for him, My son would be coming to your city before the end of this month for a period of time with his friend, I’ll like to know if you can help in taking him for the lesson? just to keep him busy and refresh. Kenneth is 11 years old, So kindly let me know your charges per hour/lesson in order for me to arrange for his payment before he travels down to for the lessons to commence.
He will be staying there for 2 weeks and Please Reply back on:
(1). Your charges per 2 hours (3 times a week for 2 Weeks):starting from 17th November until 30th November 2017
(2) Total Cost For 6 class/12 hours lessons in 2 Weeks
(3). The Day you will be available to teach him During the week:
Well am very happy that i see you as my son tutor and about your years of Experience there is no problem about the lessons, My son will be coming with his caregiver. So there is no problem for the lesson to commence by next week, my son caregiver will be bringing him to your location for the lessons and you can teach him anywhere around you including the Library or your home if that is okay by you so i will like you to teach my son the best of you when he get to the city for the lessons. I will like you to email me with your schedule for the lessons,I will like you to email me with the name on the check and Full mailing address where
the check will be mailed to and including your Home and Cell phone number for my attorney to issue out a check to your before leaving the the state, by this week, I will be awaiting to read from you soon with your name and address.
What happens after is that they mail you a fraudulent check and when you try to cash it, your bank dings you.
The email above was sent to my husband and when my husband responded he doesn’t teach beginners, the scam artist first said John could teach his 18 year old daughter. Then he asked for the names of other teachers, which I can only assume he’d try to scam.
How do you know it’s a scam?
1. Their command of the English language doesn’t sit right with you. Misspelled words and random capitalizations are a clue.
2. Lacking specifics. Do they call you by name? Do they mention your instrument? Do they know what city you live in? People truly searching for a teacher will know and mention these things.
3. The lessons are only for a week or two and multiple times a week. A real student will want a lesson or two.
4. Payment is sent ahead of time and will almost certainly be for more money than you requested. They will then ask for you to send them back the overage. Not only are these checks fraudulent but your bank will penalize you for depositing a fraudulent check. .
Have you discovered any ways to combat scammers? Let me know in the comments!
When I was young, Christmas was a big deal in my house. And when it was all over, my Dad would get really down. You know, you had this huge event with an enormous build up and then it’s just….over.
I never really understood what was going on until I experienced it firsthand. Whenever I have done a big event in music or Triathlon, I get pretty down afterwards. The stress of getting ready for an important performance (or an Ironman!) has to go somewhere after the gig. For me, it turns into aches and pains and the blues. Continue reading Stress Ball!