Riker Hill Art Park Live Music Bands for Essex County

Peter Lin Group

12:00 – 1:30 PM Peter Lin Group

Meant To Be Jazz Quartet

1:45 PM Meant To Be Jazz Quartet

Glen Merritt on piano, Alan Hayes on bass, Pete Omelio on drums and John Higgins on trumpet

The Hard-Bop Express . . . featuring Ed Palermo!

3:30 PM Jazz Express feat. Ed Palermo

Ed Palermo on alto sax in the horn section are Bob Kenselaar, tenor sax, and John
Christmann, trombone. Bassist Ian Kenselaar heads up the rhythm section, with
James Hassenfeld, guitar; Rich Paganello, piano; and Jed Baker, drums.

The Hard‐Bop Express is a seven‐piece ensemble with featured artist and band
mentor Ed Palermo, the renowned big‐band leader and alto saxophonist – Christian
McBride calls him “one of the greatest musicians and arrangers in the world.”

With a front line of alto sax, tenor sax, and trombone, the Hard‐Bop Express plays a
range of jazz material, with a strong emphasis on the music of Art Blakey, Horace
Silver, and Cannonball Adderley.

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