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Ed Neumeister - About - Milestones

Milestones

2014

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

2011


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

2010

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


2008

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

2007

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

2006

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

          

2004

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

 

2002

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


2001

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


1999

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


1996

Metropole Radio Orchestra as composer, arranger, conductor, soloist


1992

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

 

1987

New York Philharmonic

 

1986

Philly Joe Jones


1984

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

 

1981–1995

Duke Ellington Orchestra

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

 

1981–1999

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

 

1981

Buddy Rich Big Band

 

1980–1981

Lionel Hampton Big Band

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

 

1980

Moved to New York

Kool Cigarette ad, ca. 1981, New York

 

1977–1978

Sacramento Symphony (First Trombone)

 

1977–1980

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

 

1978–1979

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

 

1975

San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

 

1974

Toured with Paul Gonsalves (of Duke Ellington Orchestra fame)

 

1973

Moved to Amsterdam

 

1972

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

 

1966

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

 

1957 

Found his fathers trumpet at the age of 5

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