We continue our daily profiles of the musicians involved in the making of the Brooklyn Babylon recording with a look at bass trombonist and tubaist Jennifer Wharton.
Jen has performed and recorded with many top-flight jazz ensembles including the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, Alan Ferber's Extended Ensemble, the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra, Jeff Fairbanks' Project Hansori, and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra. She can been heard in the current TONY-award winning Broadway production of Porgy and Bess and was also a member of the orchestras for Wonderland, 9 to 5 and Curtains, and has performed as a substitute in over a dozen other Broadway productions.
As previously mentioned, Jen is a triathelete, for which she maintains a rigorous and grueling training regimen, as she prepares to compete in her first Ironman this August. But you don't see her going around claiming she is the most physically fit trombonist (or even bass trombonist) in New York. This is because Jen is about deeds, not words. However, unlike Rob Wilkerson, Jen does not have even one nickname. While on the road in Brazil, she told everyone that she wanted her nickname to be "Trombone BabyMaker." This is because Jen does not understand how nicknames work.
Jennifer's appearance on Brooklyn Bablyon is supported by the generosity of Dave Lisik. But you have until 11:59 PM EDT tomorrow night (July 18) to support the appearance of another Secret Society musician -- or to be part of our Kickstarter fundraiser at any level.
MUSICIANS AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP: Erica von Kleist • Rob Wilkerson • Sam Sadigursky • John Ellis • Josh Sinton • Seneca Black • Tom Goehring • Matt Holman • Nadje Noordhuis • Ryan Keberle • James Hirschfeld • Sebastian Noelle • Gordon Webster • Matt Clohesy • Jon Wikan