Leader and Trumpet
Ed has held down the trumpet chair for several tri-state area bands including Boulevard East, Spectrum and Steppin’ Out. In 2011, he performed with the Allentown Symphony as part of a concert featuring the Empire Brass Quintet.
While in college, Ed played lead trumpet in the Rutgers University Jazz Band. Prior to college, he was lead trumpet for the McDonald’s All American High School Jazz Band, Principal trumpet for the New Jersey Youth Symphony (under tutelage of Doug Haislip of the Solid Brass) and Principal Trumpet for the MENC All Eastern Orchestra. Ed has studied privately with Phil Ruecktenwald, Nick Marino, Jim Sakofsky and noted brass quintet arranger Paul Nagle.