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
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.