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The Ed Palermo Big Band brings together
two fave 1960s American Pop/Rock Superheroes for
The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren.
A Dizzying and Ingenious Reinvention of Music
by Frank Zappa and Todd Rundgren
Click here to find out more!

 


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(All others use links above)


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Ed Palermo
27 Westwood Drive North
West Orange, NJ 07052

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What's New?

Thanks to Todd Rundgren
for sitting in with us at
The Iridium!

Saturday 12/16
at
The Iridium

Saturday
12/23
and
Sunday
12/31
at
The Falcon

Details
 


Audio

Talking Zappa
with
Tony Trombo

 


Video

YouTube Channel
"The Best of the EPBB"
 
Ray Morelli's YouTube Channel

Hugh Gotlt
YouTube
Channel

 


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The
Ed Palermo
Big Band


Ed Palermo
(arranger,
alto saxophone
)

SAXOPHONES
Cliff Lyons
(alto saxophone,
flute, clarinet
)
Ben Kono
(flute, clarinet,
tenor saxophone
)
Bill Straub
(flute, tenor saxophone)
Barbara Cifelli (piccolo, flute, baritone saxophone, clarinet)
Phil Chester
(piccolo, flute, soprano & alto saxophones)

TRUMPETS
Ronnie Buttacavoli  John Bailey

TROMBONES
Charlie Gordon
 Mike Boschen
Matt Ingman

RHYTHM SECTION
 Bob Quaranta
(piano)
Ted Kooshian (harpsichord,
organ,
synthesizer
)
Bruce McDaniel
(vocals & guitar)
Paul Adamy
(bass)
Ray Marchica
(drums)
Katie Jacoby
(violin)


 


"I canít remember the last time that
a concert left me
so breathless.
The entire evening was a stunning balance of musical precision, passion and power."

Review by
Greg Haymes
Nippertown

 



 

Crazy times call for outrageous music, and few jazz ensembles are better prepared to meet the surreality of this reality-TV-era than the antic and epically creative Ed Palermo Big Band. The New Jersey saxophonist, composer and arranger is best known for his celebrated performances interpreting the ingenious compositions of Frank Zappa, an extensive body of work documented on previous Cuneiform albums.
 


Photo by Jeffrey Evans

Electric Butter Show featuring Rob Paparozzi
at WBGO's Jazz on the Mountain Festival January 17, 2016


 

A message from Ed:

When you check this site for concert information, to get an idea of the exact material we'll be performing, it's best to get on my mailing list so I can send you a personal email detailing what we intend to play.


The new EPBB T-shirt is available now at all our shows.

 
"...one of the greatest musicians and arrangers in the world."
-- Christian McBride--
 
"There are two musicians in this business who I can say are jewels.
One is George Duke and the other is Ed Palermo."
--Napoleon Murphy Brock--
 
"He (Ed) has a breathtaking approach to re-contextualizing everything in a fantasia that swoops from Frank's (Zappa) work to Todd Rundgren to Wayne Shorter to whatever - just traveling through the history of music.
I was absolutely flabbergasted."

--Mike Keneally--

 
Nothing demonstrates the ensembleís ongoing vitality better than the stellar cast of players, with many longtime collaborators. Many of these top-shelf musicians have been in the band for more than a decade, and they bring wide ranging experience, expert musicianship and emotional intensity to Palermoís music.


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