Ed Palermo Big Band

Event Location

Long's Park Amphitheater

1441 Harrisburg Avenue

Lancaster, PA 17601


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  • 26 Aug

Ed Palermo is not a “business as usual” musician. After all, when most people think of “big bands” they think of Duke and Dorsey. But go to see Ed Palermo’s Big Band, and you might hear Zappa, Hendrix, the blues of Paul Butterfield and Mike Bloomfield, or one of Palermo’s own compositions, loaded with lush turns and unexpected twists. Jazz pianist Gil Evans wonderfully articulated Palermo’s unusual approach to traditional instrumentation: “I first heard Ed Palermo’s music in a small club in the SoHo section of Manhattan. He was using the instrumentation of a traditional big band yet his arrangements and songs were anything but that. When I thought the music was going a certain direction, it would suddenly turn a corner. Ed has the ability to keep that important balance between cohesiveness and unpredictability. Ed Palermo’s music is alive and represents now.” Before forming his own band, Palermo toured and recorded with many different artists, including Aretha Franklin, Tito Puente, Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, and countless others. Now with his own big band, Ed Palermo promises a fun, raucous coda to our Summer Music Series.

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