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From Los Lobos and Neil Young to Scarface and Leiber & Stoller,
THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND
Explores Brave New Worlds Without Neglecting Frank Zappa on
ONE CHILD LEFT BEHIND
".....swarms with excellent musicianship bundled with
seriously zany creativity." -- Downbeat Magazine June 2016

 

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ITUNES - AMAZON - BANDCAMP - WAYSIDE MUSIC

PRESS RELEASE [DOWNLOAD as a PDF]

 

"ELECTRIC BUTTER"
Our new CD with Rob Paparozzi is available on
CD Baby! & iTunes

 

Listen to Ed & Rob's interview on WFDU here
Click here to find out more & order the CD
 


What's New?

Thursday
May 19
new venue in L.I.C!!

Saturday
June 4
The Falcon

Details


The EPBB's brand
new CD
"One Child Left Behind"
 is now available
on
Cuneiform Records

PURCHASE LINKS //
ITUNES AMAZON BANDCAMP WAYSIDE MUSIC

 

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Ray Morelli's YouTube Channel
for lots of EPBB
videos!


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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

 



 


Over the past two decades Ed Palermo has earned an avid international following with his brilliantly executed, reverently irreverent arrangements of Frank Zappaís tempestuous and wildly inventive music. On previous Cuneiform albums like 2006ís Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance, 2009ís Eddy Loves Frank and 2014's Oh No! Not Jazz! , the New Jersey saxophonist, composer and arranger infused the world of Zappalogy with his own brand of incisive wit and bracing improvisation. He doesnít neglect Zappa on his fourth Cuneiform dispatch, One Child Left Behind, released in January 2016. But instead of offering another full-Frank immersion he turns his big band loose like itís playing one of its regular gigs at Iridium or The Falcon, a Hudson Valley jazz oasis. Exploring an expansive array of moods and material, the band delivers an audaciously entertaining program thatís full of surprises.

 

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

 

 

 

A message from Ed:

For a variety of reasons, I have decided to stop using Frank Zappa's name in our concert and night club advertising. For one, it's common knowledge at this point that the Zappa Estate frowns on it, so part of my decision is to hopefully placate the estate, though it was never my intention to capitalize on FZ's name and fame. It was strictly to inform the audience of the material they would hear at the shows.

Let it be said that this project, The Ed Palermo Big Band in tribute to the music of Frank Zappa, is and will always be, a money losing proposition.

Those of you who have seen us in performance know that this whole thing is about love, as corny as that sounds. Frank himself would probably wretch at this abject sentimentality, but it's true. Love for Frank's music and for everything he brought to our culture. From now on, my concerts will be a mixture of music, but Zappa tunes will always be in the forefront.

So 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.

Fair enough? I sure hope so.


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

 

 

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