Ed Tumminelli – Saxophone
Saxophonist, Ed Tumminelli started making “music” at the age
of 10 in the school band. Ed began playing the clarinet and eventually
picked up the saxophone in high school. While classically trained on the
clarinet in college, it was on the sax that he found himself playing most
often outside of school. In the last few years, Ed has added the flute
and piccolo to his arsenal of lethal weapons.
Ed has earned undergrad and graduate degrees in music from Hofstra University
and The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Among some of
his former teachers are Naomi Drucker, Larry Guy, Jeff Lange, and Joel
Levy. He currently studies with
|Broadway musician, Steve Greenfield.
After completing a national tour, performing off-Broadway, and doing countless
regional/local theater shows and club dates, Ed has assumed the position
of director of bands at Sanford H. Calhoun High School in Merrick, NY. Here
he directs and conducts the wind ensemble and jazz band. He currently freelances
in the NYC/LI area and is a founding member and musical director of the
Vegas style swing act, The Jumpers Orchestra.
Ed is psyched to be a member of Artificial Flavor and to have the opportunity
to play with such great musicians.