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Michael Feinberg

Bassist Michael Feinberg has quickly “become one of the premier young artists on the New York scene” (Jazz Inside Magazine). Raised in Atlanta, GA, Feinberg began his music career on the bandstand as a member of Grammy nominated trumpeter Russell Gunn’s quartet. Performing every week at Churchill Grounds, 18 year old Feinberg held the bass chair for 6 months until he left for the University of Miami. As a sophomore at UM, Michael recorded his debut record “Harajuku” which helped him to earn a residency at Betty Carter’s Jazz Aheadat the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. In 2012 Feinberg signed with Sunnyside Records to record the “Elvin Jones Project” with an all star lineup of Billy Hart, George Garzone, Tim Hagans, Leo Genovese, and Alex Wintz. While on a self imposed break from composing, Feinberg found himself digging deep into the great drummer Elvin Jones' catalogue. Subsequent gigs would consist of more and more Elvin themed tunes until Feinberg made the decision to form his Elvin Jones Project. Much like his previous album, the EJP matured in the jazz clubs of the west village and features many of the great young stars of jazz including Billy Buss, Tivon Pennicott, Leo Genovese, Noah Preminger, Godwin Louis, Joe Santa Maria, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Victor Gould, and Glenn Zaleski. In 2014, Atlanta based BeHip records released Michael Feinberg's “HUMBLEBRAG Live at 800 East”, Feinberg’s 5th album as a leader

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”The influence of that period of (Miles) Davis' career comes through in the writing as well as the musicianship. That ESP!, Miles Smiles, Sorcerer aesthetic is evident.” - Jazz Inside Magazine

“This new release by Michael Feinberg underscores what a remarkable bandleader Jones was” -Wall St. Journal

“Michael Feinberg's Elvin Jones Project is a an inviting and thoughtfully swung listen” -LA Times

“Feinberg’s original material is fresh and refreshingly free of empty complexity, giving his group... material that they can stretch out on without getting lost in technique

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Primary Instrument

Bass

Location

New York City

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

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

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From Where We Came

Steeplechase Productions
2020

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Whatever Possessed Me

Sear Sound Studios, NYC
2018

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Live at 800 East

BeHip Records
2014

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Michael Feinberg: The...

Sunnyside Records
2013

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With Many Hands

Self Produced
2011

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Tutuola

From: Live at 800 East
By Michael Feinberg

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