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Jen Writes

I’ve gotten into composition! If anyone wants to check out anything I’ve done, all of my compositions will live at this playlist. Thanks! 



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!
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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


Here is a peek inside the project!

Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm Promo Video

Nicole Abissi – This is Only the Beginning

Nicole Abissi 
The world-class trombonist talks about her experience navigating motherhood while freelancing in New York City.

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

Try To Fail

I am a stubborn person but I’m never as stubborn as when people tell me I can’t do something. That’s how I became a professional trombonist – my whole family told me I couldn’t and I did it just to prove them wrong. I did an Ironman triathlon (140.6 miles) a year after having hip surgery just because someone said I might want to consider not running anymore. That’s how freaking stubborn I am. 

Continue reading Try To Fail

ITF recap! Trombones, trombones and more trombones.

Wow! What an exciting time to be a bone player!
The 2017 International Trombone Festival was held at University of Redlands in Southern California. As part of the XO Professional Brass family, I joined John Fedchock, Paul McKee and Tim Coffman for the XO all-stars and performed on the first day of the festival. That left me free to enjoy a lot of the exhibits and performances while making new friends and reconnecting with old ones. 
One face I was stoked to see was Doug Yeo. I studied with him at New England Conservatory and hadn’t seen him in almost 10 years. He’s one of the teachers I have remained in touch with and is very generous with his time to people near and far. I knew we’d have a great time working together from the moment he crawled over the desk during my NEC audition. I still email him for advice from time to time and he is always kind and encouraging. Everyone should have a Doug Yeo in their corner. 

Continue reading ITF recap! Trombones, trombones and more trombones.