Jean Fineberg

Art Discipline: 
Pinole, CA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Oct 2, 2023 to Nov 3, 2023

      Jean Fineberg is a professional saxophonist, flutist and composer with a Masters degree from Pensylvania State University, and post-graduate study at Indiana University. She specializes in researching music traditions from disparate cultures, and reflecting and honoring them in her contemporary jazz works, which she scores for 18-piece jazz orchestra and jazz octet.  She is profiled in numerous books, including "Feminists Who Changed America” and a cover story in “Saxophone Journal.”

         Jean has been awarded nine music composition residencies and received grants from the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, Intermusic SF, the NEA,   ASCAP and Meet the Composer. Jean has recorded on more than 50 albums, and toured with Melba Liston, Cornell Dupree, The Larry Elgart Band, David Bowie, Chic ("Freak Out"), Sister Sledge ("We Are Family") and Laura Nyro. Her work has been performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center in Wash. D.C., and the Grammys in Los Angeles.