Born: March 26, 1987 Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic
Feinberg completed his B.M. in Jazz performance at University of Miami's Frost School of Music and his Master's degree at New York University. He has recently been named to the faculty of Manhattan's New York Jazz Academy where he teaches private lessons and ensembles.
Michael has performed or recorded with: Billy Hart, George Garzone, Lee Ritenour, Slide Hampton, Kenny Werner, Ralph Alessi,Russell Gunn, Dave Samuels, Nir Felder, Ian Froman, Dave Pietro, JD Allen, Ira Sullivan, Greg Gisbert, Ted Nash, Tim Hagans, Orrin Evans, Tony Moreno, Jonathan Kreisberg, Jim Black, Shane Endsley, Andrew D’angelo, Phillip Harper, Shelly Berg, Jonathan Batiste, Jim Rotondi, Peter Evans, Ralph Lalama, Dr. Alex Norris, Ambrose Akinmusire, Yotam Silberstein, Sam Barsh, Noah Preminger, Ralph Lalama, Bobby Broom, Brian Hogans, Logan Richardson, Dan Tepfer, Tommy Crane, Jason Palmer, Chris Sands, Dayna Stephens, Sam Harris, Leo Genovese, and DMC among others.
Awards:Winner of the Six String Theory Rhythm Section Contest 2012; Recipient of 2010 Downbeat Student Music Award; Resident at 2008 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead; Semi Finalist in 2007 International Songwriting Competition for performance and jazz composition; Recipient of performance based scholarships at University of Miami and New York University; Official Artist of the 2010 sxsw festival.
Michael Feinberg is a very talented young bassist who plays both Acoustic and Electric Basses. He is a bassist to keep an eye on. He has the flexibility, energy, love of the music and intensity necessary to make a difference NOW !!! - John Pattitucci
Hes one bad dude! - Mike Stern
Of the many sessions that we have done at Sear Sound over the last 44 years, I found Mr. Feinberg's music to be outstanding. His use of poly rhythms and unique chordal progressions attracted my attention and gave the music an unusual vitality. In this age of mediocrity and paucity of musical ideas, I felt that Mr. Feinberg's music had an impetus rarely heard in my studio. -Walter Sear, Sear Sound Studio
. . .embracing elements of both pop music and the avant- garde with a strong flare for jazz music. . . of the here and now. - Chad Radford, Creative Loafing
Back in the day, jazz was the music the cool kids listened to. Sure, it's still cool. But between PBS documentaries and black-tie nights at upscale music halls, the genre's downtown following has moved on up. Cue Michael Feinberg, the 22-year old Atlanta-raised, New York-based composer and bassist giving classical jazz an indie makeover. Now, as he prepares to road- trip it to Austin for his first-ever showing at the SXSW music festival, we sat down to find out how a musical prodigy turns into an evil genius. - Spinner
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
www.nyja.com I teach private lessons in bass, theory, composition, and ensemble playing.