ED PALERMO is not just a dynamic saxophonist, he is also a prolific arranger, composer, educator and, since 1980, leader of Ed Palermo’s Big Band. Ed has toured and recorded with such luminaries as Aretha Franklin, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Celia Cruz, Lena Horne and Tony Bennett. He has written and arranged for “The Tonight Show,” Maurice Hines and Eddie Fisher. He also arranged the music for the 2006 James Brown “Soul on Top” concert at the Hollywood Bowl featuring Louie Bellson and led by Christian McBride.
Ed was recently commissioned by JAZZ HOUSE KiDS to arrange a medley/mash-up of Wayne Shorter tunes that was performed by the Jazz House Big Band as part of its collaboration with the New Jersey Ballet.