conductor, composer, trombone soloist
I'm here for the music.
Ed Neumeister - About - Milestones



Toured South America in November
Recorded "Into the Now" CD with the NeuHat Ensemble in New York in September
Toured Australia in April 


Began regular relations as conductor with Budapest Jazz Orchestra
Budapest Jazz Orchestra


Began orchestrating films for Hans Zimmer and others
Reestablished Suite Ellington for an Austrian tour


Toured USA with Cleo Laine & John Dankworth

Cleo Laine & John Dankworth at the Jazz Alley, Seattle WA
Cleo Laine: Vocals, John Dankworth: saxs & arrangements, Jim Zimmerman: drums, Larry Dunlap: piano & Seward McCain: bass


Established Studio in Los Angeles
Performed with The NeuHat Ensemble at IAJE Conference, New York
Performed commission Suite for Piano Quartet & Soloist, Dublin, Ireland


Reestablished an expanded version of The NeuHat Ensemble, performing the ASCAP/IAJE commission Wake Up Call at IAJE Conference, New York



Hamburg Radio Big Band as composer, arranger, conductor, soloist
Ed Neumeister Quartet European Tour and recording

Ed Neumeister Quartet
Fritz Pauer: piano, Ed Neumeister, John Hollenbeck: drums & Drew Gress: bass



Commission, CD recording and concerts in Austria of Fantasy for Cello and Big Band


CD recording and concerts in Austria of Here and There - JBBG plays the music of Ed Neumeister

CD recording New York Trombone Quartet Plays! Collage.
Tenor trombonists Joseph Alessi, Ed Neumeister and Jim Pugh, and bass trombonist Dave Taylor, the NYTQ began in 1985.


A Living Legend …

Cicily Janus, The New Face of Jazz, Billboard Books


Moved to Austria
Founded and toured with Suite Ellington, Ed’s adaptation of some of the larger works of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, Germany and Italy


Metropole Radio Orchestra as composer, arranger, conductor, soloist


First solo tour to Europe in Denmark, Switzerland, France, Austria and Germany

Ed Neumeister Quartet at Leibnitz Jazz Festival, 1997
Kuba Stankowitz: piano, Wayne Darling: bass & Alan Jones: drums



New York Philharmonic



Philly Joe Jones


Founded The NeuHat Ensemble, an 8-piece all star ensemble performing the works of Ed Neumeister, New York

The NeuHat Ensemble at Greenwihch House, New York City 
Ed Neumeister, Kenny Werner: piano, Ryan Kisor: trumpet, Dennis Irwin: bass, Dick Oatts: soprano sax, Jamey Haddad: drums & perc., Billy Drewes: tenor sax & Don Byron: bari sax



Duke Ellington Orchestra

Duke Ellington Orchestra Trumpet section, ca. 1985
Barrie Lee Hall, Ron Tooley & Rick Baptist: Great trumpet section!!



Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra

Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra recording session: “20 Years at the Vanguard”, ca. 1985
Kenny Werner: piano; Dennis Irwin: bass; Joe Lovano, Ted Nash, Dick Oatts, Ralph Lalama & Gary Smulyn: saxes; Earl McIntyre, Douglas purviance, John Mosca, Ed Neumeister: trombones; Stephanie Faber: french horn; Mel Lewis: drums; Glen Drewes, Earl Gardner, Joe Mozello, Bill Pusey & Jim Powell: trumpets



Buddy Rich Big Band



Lionel Hampton Big Band

Lionel Hampton Big Band, 1981
Franky Dunlap: drums, Curtis Fuller: trombone & Ed Neumester: trombone



Moved to New York

Kool Cigarette ad, ca. 1981, New York



Sacramento Symphony (First Trombone)



Circle Star Theater (First Trombone) with Frank SinatraAretha Franklin, Sarah VaughnElla FitzgeraldNancy WilsonDionne Warwick and many others



Joined one of Jerry Garcia´s Grateful Dead side projects, Reconstruction, with Gerry GarciaMerl SaundersJohn KahnRon Stallings and Gaylord Birch

Reconstruction, 1978–79
Merl Saunders: organ & keyboards, Ed Neumeister: trombone, Ron Stallings: sax, Gaylord Birch: drums, John Kahn: bass & Jerry Garcia: guitar



San Francisco Ballet Orchestra



Toured with Paul Gonsalves (of Duke Ellington Orchestra fame)



Moved to Amsterdam



Stadium tour as music director and trombonist with Chuck BerryChubby CheckerBig Joe Turner, the Coasters, the Drifters and others



Played JJ Johnsons solo of Mack the Knife for 60,000 people at the Oakland Raiders first Halftime show in the new Oakland Coliseum on September 18, at the age of 14



Found his fathers trumpet at the age of 5

The Weldonian Brass Section, 1961 (Ed Neumeister in the first row on the right)