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Jean Fineberg was born on April 1, 1946, in the Bronx, NY. Jean lives near Berkeley, CA. She holds a Master's from Penn State University and did post-graduate work in Jazz at Indiana University. She played piano at age 6, violin at 9, flute at 11, guitar at 15, and is a saxophonist, flutist, composer, and drummer. Jean recorded and performed on 50 plus albums with David Bowie, Laura Nyro, Phoebe Snow, Patti LaBelle, Chic, Sister Sledge, Isis, The Larry Elgart Orchestra, Bo Diddley, Martha and the Vandellas and The Four Tops. Her international tours include Montreux and Pori Jazz Festivals with Melba Liston and Carnegie Hall with Dizzy Gillespie and Clark Terry. She co-leads the fusion band DEUCE that recorded two albums of her original music and appeared at the NYC Kool Jazz and Monterey Jazz Festivals. She is assistant director of the Montclair Women's Big Band and continues to energize their repertoire with her original compositions.