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Don't miss the 13tet In Concert at the Church of the Holy Trinity in New York on May 19th

Don't miss the 13tet In Concert at the Church of the Holy Trinity in New York on May 19th

13tet is a group of seasoned New York jazz players, playing charts that let them blow! Smaller and leaner than the usual big band, 13tet emphasizes the players as soloists and personalities, with arrangements rooted in the big band tradition but brought into the 21st Century. It’s hard-driving jazz that explores interesting textures and meters- as long ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ed Neumeister & His NeuHat Ensemble: Wake Up Call

Read "Wake Up Call" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If you are one of those restless wanderers who is searching high and low for easy listening, look elsewhere. If, on the other hand, you are drawn to music that is more or less off the beaten path and challenges your mind and spirit, composer / arranger / trombonist Ed Neumeister's new album may well serve ...

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Ed Neumeister: Suite Ellington

Read "Suite Ellington" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Trombonist Ed Neumeister opened his excellent quartet outing, New Standards (Meistero Music, 2005) with an energized take Duke Ellington's signature tune, “Take The 'A' Train." It was apparent that he had a way with Duke's music. A quick dip into Neumeister's resume finds that he played in Duke Ellington's Orchestra for sixteen years, post-Duke, when the ...

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Ed Neumeister: Suite Ellington

Read "Suite Ellington" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

A complete summary of trombonist Ed Neumeister's musical career would date back to his pre-school years. Initially a regular fixture on the San Francisco circuit, he later immersed himself in the New York jazz scene dividing almost thirty-five years between the Duke Ellington Orchestra and the Mel Lewis Big Band. His additional experiences with classical orchestras ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Ed Neumeister (All Star) Quintet at Vitello's September 9

Veteran cutting edge composer, arranger, trombonist Ed Neumeister brings his newest quintet into Vitello's Jazz and Supper Club on September 9th. Featuring: Bob Mintzer—saxes, Peter Erskine—dr, John Beasley—pno, Edwin Livingston—bs Neumeister has picked the right people for this gig. He called the players first and then found an available date, rather than getting a date and finding available ...

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Ed Neumeister: Reflection

Read "Reflection" reviewed by Budd Kopman

I am embarrassed to say that Ed Neumeister is a new name to me, since he is a master trombonist who plays the instrument with a tone and facility that almost belies its membership in the brass family.

Neumeister is a veteran of many large groups, including Mel Lewis' big band, the Vanguard ...