“I want to tell you what a fantastic time we all had with Ed. His playing was nothing short of spectacular! I don't think that I
have ever heard anyone play the trombone with such technical mastery, with such a great sound from the top to the bottom of
the horn and with such originality. As with any virtuoso, his horn has become an extension of his being.
My band, Northern Arizona University Jazz One, had the opportunity to perform some of Ed's big band music - 3 original
pieces and 2 arrangements of jazz standards. Each of the charts was a pleasure to learn and play. His writing is some of the
freshest, most original and challenging music I have come across.
Ed gave two clinics both of which were very instructional, factual and full of fun. His second clinic, which dealt with trombone
technique and style, was scheduled for an hour and went on for two! Faculty and students alike learned a great deal not only
about trombone playing but also about music and the music business. He left no question unanswered.
Ed treated everyone here in Flagstaff with the utmost courtesy and was extremely generous with his time. He made a lasting impression on the NAU music community.
Joel Di Bartolo,
Director of Jazz Studies
Northern Arizona University
Someone asked me about influential teachers the other day, and I told them about my one lesson with you. I said I only took
one lesson, and we mostly talked about how to practice, but I've applied stuff from that lesson every day since I took it, 12
years ago, or however long it was.
Xavier University of Louisiana, Loyola University New Orleans, and the Music Academy for the Performings Arts.
My students are really making progress using these “NEW” exercises. Many thanks!
My own playing is solidifying, too. You know the dilemma of trying to practice and teach, etc. They are the type of efficient
exercises that really help.
Me and my studio are grateful!
Dr. Allan Kaplan,
Director of Jazz Studies and Trombone Professor at New Mexico State University
Ed Neumeister was given by the students and the teachers the best credits of all the foreign visiting teachers we had this
International Coordinator, Pop & Jazz Conservatory, Helsinki.
Ed presented two superb clinics to groups of students who were inspired and enthusiastic about what they heard. His words
of advice were timely, meaningful, and important to our students.
Ed Neumeister's performance at the evening concert was an incredible display of musicianship and technique. His
performance was enthusiastically received by a large audience of students, professional musicians and non-musicians.
He displayed integrity, inspiring musical ability and excellent communication skills.
Director of Jazz Studies, California State University, Hayward.
(Ed Neumeister)..gave a most unusual, entertaining and enlightening clinic. Everyone who attended was impressed and
inspired by his playing.
.....It was a wonderful class, and he opened up a whole new area for many of our students, with his jazz improvisations.
Master Class Coordinator, San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Ed's residency was one of the most positive situations we have had since we began this program five or six years ago.
Whether he is lecturing, performing or conducting rehearsals, Ed is a very articulate individual with a kind demeanor and a pleasing
personality; a n d he is truly one of America's premiere jazz trombonists!
Director of Jazz Studies, State University of New York, Binghamton.
...Ed Neumeisters' arrangement of Bartóks' String Quartet No. 4 is a tour-de-fource in arranging skill.
International Trombone Journal
The audience was enthralled, as Neumeister created the impression that his stream of ideas and energy was endless......
...The fire and energy created by his angular, rhythmically-charged rendition of the jazz standard, All the Things You Are, made
audience members sit forward in their seats. His duet with drummer Vollbauer was truly a special moment.
International Trombone Journal
Neumeister's technique is amazing and in the very fast tempos the audience was completely knocked out....(he) created some of the best jazz-solos I have ever heard.
KVÄLLSPOSTEN, Malmö, Sweden April 1995
Neumeister blows his brass fantasies around tunes of his own compositions or, more often, seldom played jazz standards: close-ups of harmonies and serious cantos, aggressive phrasings and brooding speculations, biting cadences and creamy smoothness. A splendid juggler of brass music.
- Robert Urmann, Linz, Austria