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"From the moment I played the first note on the Warburton 6T mouthpiece I knew that this was something special for me. I don't change equipment much. I've played the same horn (King Silver Sonic 3B) for more than 30 years and in that same time I've used about 4 different mouthpieces. I wasn't looking for a mouthpiece, but I thought I would give it a try. Boy am I glad I did. I knew it was something special right away. I've been playing it ever since.

The Warburton 6T mouthpiece feels very secure in all registers and in all volumes, in all situations. I love it."

Ed Neumeister

Ed Neumeister
A longtime fixture on the New York, SF Bay Area, European and now Los Angeles jazz and classical scenes, Neumeister has been composing and leading his own groups since 1978.

Ed recently assembled the crème de la crème of Los Angeles Jazz and Studio musicians into ENJO (Ed Neumeister Jazz Orchestra) to perform and record his works. Mostly commissioned from European Bands and Orchestras, with the exception of a few pieces currently being played by the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra where Neumeister played for almost 20 years.

As a composer Neumeister has received commissions from all over the world including: The Metropol Orkest (Netherlands), Hamburg Radio Big Band (Germany), Maribor Opera Orchestra (Slovenia), Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (New York), Milky Saxophone Quintet (Paris) and Sophisticated Ellington Project (Tokyo).

He has received three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a grant from the Aaron Copland Fund and Commissions by, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), International Associate for Jazz Education (IAJE), and a Grammy nomination.

As a trombonist, Ed performed for 15 years in the Duke Ellington Orchestra, 19 years with the Mel Lewis Big Band (which during Neumeister’s tenure became the multi Grammy-nominated Vanguard Jazz Orchestra). Neumeister has also performed and recorded with artists ranging from Jerry Garcia to Gerry Mulligan. As a “classical” player, he has performed with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Ballet and many other classical orchestras.

Since 1992, Ed has been touring extensively both as a soloist and as a leader of his own Quartet and The NeuHat Ensemble. Neumeister has recorded seven albums as a leader including modern big band, trombone quartet, chamber trio, jazz quartet and quintet as well as a Concerto for Cello and Big Band.

Neumeister is the founder of the NeuHat Ensemble in New York an 18-piece hybrid ensemble fusing 21st century classical, jazz, funk and freely improvised music with musicians of equally diverse backgrounds.

Ed Neumeister is currently an active composer, arranger and player based in Los Angeles and Professor of Jazz Trombone at the University of the Performing Arts in Graz, Austria.