Ed Palermo Big Band to Play Tonight At The Iridium, Sets at 8:30 & 10:30PM

The Ed Palermo Big Band will play at the Iridium Jazz Club tonight, Wednesday 17th at 8:30 & 10:30PM.

The Ed Palermo Big Band consists of leader, arranger and alto sax Ed Palermo, Ronnie Buttacavoli, John Hines and Steve JankowskiCharles Gordon (trombone), Joe Fiedler trombone), Matt Ingman (bass trombone), Cliff Lyons (alto sax, clarinet), Phil Chester (alto & soprano sax, flute, piccolo), Ben Kono (tenor sax, flute, oboe), Bill Straub (tenor sax, clarinet), Barbara Cifelli (baritone sax, Eb mutant & bass clarinet), Bob Quaranta (acoustic piano), Ted Kooshian (synth / Kurzweil), Bruce McDaniel (guitar, vocals), Paul Adamy (electric bass) and Ray Marchica (drums).

Guests on Eddy Loves Frank include John Palermo (mandolin, guitar), Rob Paparozzi (bass harmonica), Veronica Martell (vocals)

"Wonderful, breathtaking, fantastic, exhilarating, great sound, great production, great musicianship...I run out of superlatives... It's an album not just for Frank Zappa fans, it's an album for everyone." -paradoxone.uk

"This is masterful arrangement: the ability to see beyond the idiom and find instead the fundamental building blocks that give a piece of music its essential character. Clearly, this is a labour of love for Palermo, born of his genuine admiration and passion for Zappa's music..."

Zappa once famously said "Jazz isn't dead, it just smells funny." Ed Palermo is making one hell of a wonderful stink. [Rating: 8 out of 10]" - Pop Matters

"If I may say one last thing here about the Zappa project: I truly hope to do this for a very long time because I believe that Frank's music is just as great as the music of Gershwin, Charles Ives, Samuel Barber, Cole Porter, Aaron Copland, and many other American composers. Because of his affiliation with the world of rock and roll, he might not be taken as seriously as those composers for some years to come. Regardless, I feel it's important to keep the legacy alive.

What Edgar Varese was to Frank Zappa, Frank Zappa is to me. "
- Ed Palermo in an interview with Jordan Hoffman, Leisuresuit.net, 3/15/99

For more information, please visit www.palermobigband.com.

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