New England Jazz Ensemble

I am president and bassist with the New England Jazz Ensemble. We are a not-for-profit organization promoting the music of the modern big band/jazz ensemble. Get to know us at , our CD store at or on Pandora at

Our latest project is a jazz ensemble version of the iconic “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergio Prokofiev. The CD hits the streets April 22, 2018!

Check out some cuts from our arrangement written by Walter Gwardyak with “jazzbretto” written and read by Giacomo Gates.

Here’s a little sample audio/video from our live CD Release Party performance of Billy Taylor’s “It’s A Grand Night for Swinging” arranged by Jeff Holmes.  It features solos by our guest artists: vocalist Giacomo Gates, flutist Ali Ryerson and guitarist Jon Abercrombie. There are even a couple of audio cameos by drummer Jon Mele and yours truly on bass.