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New England Jazz Ensemble

The NEJE’s latest CD (“It’s a Grand Night for Swinging!”) features guest artists John Abercrombie, Giacomo Gates, and Ali Ryerson with arrangements by Walt Gwardyak, John Mastroianni, and Jeff Holmes

It was created in 1991 by trumpeter, Mike Jones. Walt Gwardyak, piano player, has been the music director from the beginning. The band was conceived as a weekly rehearsal band and a forum for new compositions. Compositions by Gwardyak, Mastroianni, Holmes, Merz and Person and others formed the band’s book.

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