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INTERVIEW: Gary Fienberg (Jazz Appreciation Month)

posted on Apr.19, 2012

Dr. Gary Fienberg is the Music Department Chair at The College of New Jersey. He also is an Assistant Professor of Music (Trumpet), Area Coordinator of Brass Studies, Director of Jazz Studies and Director of Brass Ensemble.

According to his biography from TCNJ.edu, Gary Fienberg is a trumpeter whose experiences range from the great concert halls of Europe to the orchestra pits of Broadway. His performance interests cover the complete range of possibilities for a contemporary trumpeter in classical, jazz and commercial music. He has performed with such artists as Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, The Manhattan Transfer, Natalie Cole, Barry Manilow, The Temptations, Toots Thielmanns and many others.

Amanda Reddington and Melissa Radzimski had the opportunity to talk with him about the history of jazz from cultural, political, and racial perspectives.

To learn more about about the Music Department at The College of NJ, visit: music.pages.tcnj.edu


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