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Michael Feinberg

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Born: March 26, 1987    Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Michael Feinberg

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...
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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 has three qualities I find essential in a musician: a beautiful sound, a big heart, and fearlessness. His playing is always interesting, surprising, and challenging.” - Jean Michel Pilc

“ 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

2012- Michael Feinberg "Elvin Jones Project" Lee Ritenour "Rhythm Sessions" 2011- Brandohn David -"tbd" 2010- Deb Oh "tbd" Deen Anbar - "tbd" Tatiana Kochkareva - "roses" 2009 - Alex Stewart - "short stories" Alana Amram - "painted lady" Joe Raciti - "Romantic Shark Attack" Nancy Newlis - "Dreamers" Michael Feinberg -"Evil Genius" with Daniel Platzman, Sam Barsh, Brian Hogans, Steve Pardo, Alex WIntz, Tammy Scheffer, and Zarna Surti 2008 - Frost salsa Orchestra - debut recording with the FSO featuring Alex Norris 2007- Glass Eye Trio - "Harajuku" with Daniel Platzman, Pascal LeBeouf, Rob Hanlon, and Steve Pardo 2006 - The Zipline "The Zipline"

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Primary Instrument:
Bass, acoustic

Location:
Brooklyn, NY

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
www.nyja.com I teach private lessons in bass, theory, composition, and ensemble playing.

1930's czech acoustic bass, Warrior Artists series 5 string electric bass, fender 5 string marcus miller jazz bass, accugroove cab, walter woods electro/ acousric amp, ampeg 1964 B18 amp, Mark 1 fender rhodes, aguilar tone hammer 500, aguilar cab, aguilar pedals

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