Jean Fineberg

Art Discipline: 
Pinole, CA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Oct 1, 2018 to Nov 2, 2018

Jean Fineberg is a saxophonist, flutist, drummer and composer with M.Ed., B.S. and B.A. degrees from The Pennsylvania State University. The recipient of NEA, ASCAP, Intermusic SF and Meet the Composer fellowships, she has received four Music Composition Residencies and teaches at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, CA.

Her discography contains more than 40 albums, and her compositions for 18-piece Jazz Orchestra have been performed at Carnegie Hall, the Grammys, the Kennedy Center and the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Jean has toured and/or recorded with David Bowie, Luther Vandross, Laura Nyro, Sister Sledge (“We Are Family,”) Melba Liston, and many others.

Profiles of Jean appear in Feminists Who Changed America, American Women in Jazz, The Saxophone Journal (cover story) , The Encyclopedia of Pop, Rock & Soul (cover photo) , For The Record,  Madame Jazz,  Stormy Weather, Changing the Tune, and Eden Built By Eves.