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Hey California! What is good???

Bonegasm is coming to you in just a few weeks, thanks to a generous grant from Jazz Road and some awesome support from the amazing Deb DeMartini, 

If you are in California, please join us at one or all of these gigs!

This tour is made possible with the support of Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Continue reading BONEGASM GOES WEST!


The new album Not A Novelty is available now!!!!

From my online shop – more expensive but I get more of the $
Bandcamp  – best deal for YOU
If you stream my entire album, the record label gets paid TWO CENTS. Please buy music. There are 7 regular members of my band and it is difficult to split 2 cents. 
Not A Novelty - Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm

John Fedchock, trombone
Nate Mayland, trombone
Alan Ferber, trombone
Jennifer Wharton, bass trombone
Mike Eckroth, piano
Evan Gregor, bass
Don Peretz, drums
Samuel Torres, percussion
Kurt Elling, vocal on The Day I Tried To Live

Photographer/videographer: Duy Tran

With support from: The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in association with The New York Foundation for the Arts

Holiday Shopping 2020 Edition

Welcome to Jen’s 2020 Holiday Shopping Guide

The first section is for those looking to buy gifts, the second is for those looking to donate to worthy causes.


The newest mute to hit the market and receiving RAVE reviews, the Rejano practice mutes are made by David Rejano, principal trombonist of the LA Phil. They solve the problems that other practice mutes have – heavy weight, unstable pitch, excessive resistance or a not-quiet-enough sound. These are 3D printed and made with the player in mind. All they care about is the player being able of having a great practice time experience, regardless if they are playing on a Practice Mute. I ordered mine – not a sponsor! And if you use the code INTUNE, you get David Rejano’s new CD FREE! CLICK HERE TO ORDER


(I’m an endorser – use my link so they know I sent you!)
I’m not playing a lot of gigs these days but I decided to go back to school so I am practicing a lot. That means the chops can get beat up. I like to use this after I practice heavily. I’m fresh as a daisy the next day! Think of it as an ice bath for your lips! AND THEY ARE OFFEREING BOGO! Buy one product, any product, get the same product FREE. Buy three, get three free!! Treat yo face! CLICK HERE TO ORDER 


If you or someone you know plays the trombone a lot, chances are that they need one of these. The Sheridan Get-A-Grip will help with all the left-hand troubles we trombonists have from hours of holding our instruments. It is especially helpful for heavier bass trombones.  No scratching or screws to hurt your trombone.  They just slip on and off. They are aluminum, with thicker foam cushioning and are each covered with hand-sewn deerskin. Not a sponsor, just a fan! Click here to purchase $55 



P1033444editA special tool for short-armed and younger trombone players, Extendabone is the creation of my friend Nikki Abissi. Extendabone is a slide extension handle. It’s simple and ergonomic design let everyone play trombone! Click here if you’d like to see how it works. They also have NIFTY Holiday long sleeved T-Shirts! Shop | Extendabone


If you really want to splurge, check out JLandress Brass‘s sale on Marcus Bonna cases. These are the gold standard of gig bags in my opinion and I have never seen them priced so low. Limited quantities so if you don’t see what you like, please let them know! Shop JLandress Brass!



This is my favorite find this year! A bass trombone blanket. Who DOESN’T need one of these???? First, click on the product and put one in your cart, then click on the link below to get $15 off. That should work!

Bonegasm 1 HoodyI’m sure you’re saying to yourself, “Self, where can I get some super spiffy Bonegasm swag?” Look no further! We have t-shirts, hoodies, water bottles and coffee mugs for purchase on Society6. They keep most of the money in exchange for me not having to order a ton of product but I do get a tiny percentage of any sales. Check out the Merch by CLICKING HERE!

If you want something I don’t have, email me!




Local 802 AFM - The world's largest local union of professional musicians.

The Local 802 Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) provides critical assistance to hundreds of musicians in times of crisis a year. Since 1967, the ERF has been the place professional musicians can turn to for help in emergency situations. Our members have been DEVASTATED by the pandemic. Please help them here. 

Image result for actors fund logoThe Actor’s Fund COVID-19 Emergency Relief
Since March 18, 2020, The Actors Fund has distributed more than $16 million in emergency financial assistance to 13,838 people in our industry. This money is helping people cover basic living expenses, such as food, essential medications, utilities and more. 

MUSE is committed to creating diversity within the music departments of the theatre industry by providing access, internships, mentorships, and support to historically marginalized people of color. MUSE is a project of Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP), a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization. All donations for MUSE are 100% tax deductible. 




Our album turns one TODAY! I cannot believe the reception it’s had. In the last year, we hit #18 on the Billboard Jazz Charts, we were voted one of the top 50 albums of the year by Jazz Times, a couple of us made the 2019 Downbeat Magazine Reader’s Poll and I tied with Wycliffe Gordon (WTF?) for the third favorite trombonist in the 2019 JazzTimes Expanded Critics Poll. My FACE was on a middle eastern magazine. My name was even on a magazine cover! It’s hard for me to accept all this stuff and I do not for one second think I did any of this by myself. 

My band – Nate, Alan, Mike, Evan, Don and my dear John – has carried me on their musical shoulders. Grateful does not begin to describe how I feel towards them. My only hope is that I can repay them by making more awesome music. I hope you’ll join us on our musical adventures!  Speaking of musical adventures…

That’s right! My incredible group of four intrepid trombone players is teaming up with a handpicked Bay Area rhythm section for a couple gigs. We will be in San Jose on 4/23 at Art Boutiki and in Berkeley on 4/24 at the California Jazz Conservatory. I know it’s been too long so MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!



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 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!
Stay informed by following us on Facebook!

Trombones: John Fedchock, Alan Ferber, Nate Mayland
Bass trombone and vocal: Jennifer Wharton
Piano: Mike Eckroth 
Bass: Evan Gregor
Drums: Don Peretz


Here is a peek inside the project!

Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm Promo Video