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Jack Feierman

  • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Birthday: November 03
Date of passing: 
January 19, 2016

Jack Feierman was a trumpet player, musical director, composer, conductor and arranger. He performed with a wide variety of orchestras, from swing bands to symphonies, and a wide variety of artists, including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme and Johnny Mathis. He also conducted symphony orchestras at Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden.

Feierman was also the first trumpet with the Count Basie Orchestra and played in bands fronted by Stan Kenton, Woody Herman and Billy May. Additionally, he served as the musical conductor for Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Sergio Mendes, Jose Feliciano, the Osmonds, the Lennon Sisters and Natalie Cole.

He also worked in television, including the series Charlie’s Angels, Barney Miller and Starsky & Hutch, and telecasts of the Emmys, the Grammys and the Golden Globes. In 1990, he served as the musical director on the television special Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come. He also worked on TV specials with Elvis Presley, Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Phyllis Diller and the NBC Orchestra.

Jack Feierman was a trumpet player, musical director, composer, conductor and arranger. He performed with a wide variety of orchestras, from swing bands to symphonies, and a wide variety of artists, including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme and Johnny Mathis. He also conducted symphony orchestras at Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden.

Feierman was also the first trumpet with the Count Basie Orchestra and played in bands fronted by Stan Kenton, Woody Herman and Billy May. Additionally, he served as the musical conductor for Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Sergio Mendes, Jose Feliciano, the Osmonds, the Lennon Sisters and Natalie Cole.

He also worked in television, including the series Charlie’s Angels, Barney Miller and Starsky & Hutch, and telecasts of the Emmys, the Grammys and the Golden Globes. In 1990, he served as the musical director on the television special Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come. He also worked on TV specials with Elvis Presley, Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Phyllis Diller and the NBC Orchestra.

Feierman started playing the piano at age four, then switched to trumpet in his early teens. He studied at the Eastman School of Music and had a New York cabaret act that was written by Woody Allen. Later on, he would teach conducting techniques at the Dick Grove School of Music in Studio City and at UCLA.

Feierman died January 19, 2016, in Sherman Oaks, California. He was 91.

 

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