Ed Neumeister Quartet
the NeuHat Ensemble
Artist's BiographyComposer/Conductor/Trombonist, Ed Neumeister, has been composing and leading groups since 1978. The current Ed Neumeister quartet has been together more than 7 years. As a composer he has received commissions from all over the World including: The Metropole Radio Orchestra in The Netherlands, Hamburg Radio Big Band in Germany, Maribor Opera Orchestra in Slovenia, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra in New York, The Milky Saxophone Quintet in Paris France, The Sophisticated Ellington Project in Tokyo Japan and many others. Neumeister freely mixes the styles of classical, jazz and world music in his compositions. He has recieved three NEA foundation Grants and a Grammy Award Nomination. Neumeister was awarded the 2006 ASCAP/IAJE composition commission in honor of Ornette Coleman.
As a trombonist Neumeister performed for 15 years in the Duke Ellington Orchestra conducted by Mercer Ellington, for 19 years with the Mel Lewis Big Band (which became the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra), Gerry Mulligan and many well-known jazz artists. He also performed with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and Ballet and many “classical” orchestras in San Francisco and New York areas.
Since 1992 he has been touring extensively as a soloist and with his ensembles: The Ed Neumeister Quartet and The NeuHat Ensemble, mostly in Europe.
Ed Neumeister has recorded 7 cds as a leader including Fantasy for Cello and Big Band, JBBG Plays the Music of Ed Neumeister, trombone quartet, chamber trio and jazz quartet and quintet. The latest Ed Neumeister Quartet recording “New Standards” on MeisteroMusic Records was released on January 18 2005. The cd “Reflection” was released September 2006 and is available exclusively at www.edneumeister.com