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Latest News!

Dec 11, 2008 - The Cecil's Big Band was just reviewed by Zan Stewart for the NJ Star-Ledger.

The Jim Saltzman Group recorded the new CD on Monday, October 23, 2006 at Skyline Productions - Charlestown Road Studio! "Hidden Intentions" will be released on April 17, 2007 on Jazz Excursion Records! The recording features all new compositions, with the following musicians:
Pat Firth - Piano
Jay Foote - Bass
Quinn Blandford - Drums

The Joe Elefante Big Band was featured in an article by Nat Hentoff in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, November 30, 2004.

The Joe Elefante Big Band was featured on ABC's Nightline on Friday, February 18, 2005 (11:30 PM EST).

October 6, 2010
Place: Drew University Concert Hall (36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940)
Time: 8 PM
Cost: $25/$10 with a Drew Univ ID
Jim Saltzman Jazz Orchestra - featuring eight original compositions for large jazz ensemble by yours trully.

Saxophones/Woodwinds:
Craig Yaremko, Anton Denner, Mike Lee, Jim Saltzman, Kenny Berger

Trumpets:
Nathan Eklund, Chris Persad, Jim O'Connor, Thomas Heflin

Trombones:
Alan Ferber, Matt Haviland, JC Sanford, Max Siegel

Rhythm Section:
Steve Myerson, Brad Williams, Mike Karn, Andy Watson

 

past dates

July 1, 2010
Place: Christ and St. Stephen's Church (120 West 69th St, New York, NY)
Time: 7 PM
Cost: FREE
22nd Annual BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Concert - the BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra will perform my newest composition, "Inner Turmoil".

March 8, 2010
Place: Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
Live recording with the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

May 29-30, 2009
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800

Time: 9 PM
With the Jim Saltzman Quartet:
Brad Williams - Guitar
Evan Gregor - Bass
Quinn Blandford - Drums

March 23, 30, and April 3-5, 2009
Conducting the JHS Region I Jazz Band

February 11, 2009
Place: Shanghai Jazz (24 Main Street, Madison, NJ)
Phone: (973) 822-2899

Web: www.shanghaijazz.com
Time: Sets at 7 and 8:30 PM
With the Jim Saltzman Trio:
Steve Myerson - Piano
Steve LaSpina - Bass

January 26, 2009
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

January 19, 2009
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800

Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

January 12, 2009
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800

Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

January 5, 2009
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

December 22, 2008
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

December 15, 2008
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

February 25, 2008
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800

Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

February 18, 2008
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

February 11, 2008
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)Phone: (973) 736-4800

Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

February 4, 2008
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800

Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

January 30, 2008
Place: University of the Arts
Phone: 1-800-616-ARTS
Web: www.uarts.edu
Time: 10-11:30 AM
Saxophone Department Workshop/Clinic

January 28, 2008
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800

Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

September 28, 2007
Place: Smalls (183 West 10th Street @ 7th Ave, NYC)
Web: www.smallsjazzclub.com

Time: 7 - 9:15 PM
Cost: $20 cover (includes one drink) With The Jim Saltzman Quartet:
TBA - Piano
Jay Foote - Bass
Quinn Blandford - Drums

September 8, 2007
Place: Louis 649 (649 East 9th Street (Ave C), New York, NY 10009)
Phone: (212) 673-1190
Web: www.louis649.com

Time: 9:30 PM- 1:30 AM
Cost: No Cover!
With The Jim Saltzman Quartet:
Brad Williams - Guitar
Matt Wigton - Bass
Quinn Blandford - Drums

August 20, 2007
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800

Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

August 13, 2007
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800

Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

August 6, 2007
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800

Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

July 22-28, 2007
Faculty Member (teaching and performing) of
Summer Jazz Improvisation Camp
Place: William Paterson University
Phone: (973) 720-2268
Web: www.wpunj.edu

July 30, 2007
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800

Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

July 16, 2007
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800

Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

July 9, 2007
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800

Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

June 8, 2007
Place: Louis 649 (649 East 9th Street (Ave C), New York, NY 10009)
Phone: (212) 673-1190
Web: www.louis649.com

Time: 9 PM- 1 AM
Cost: No Cover!
With The Jim Saltzman Group.

June 1, 2007
Place: Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Web: www.cecilsjazzclub.com
Time: 9 PM - 1 AM
With The Jim Saltzman Group (NJ Area CD Release Party).

May 14, 2007
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800

Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

May 3, 2007
Place: Chris' Jazz Cafe (1421 Samson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102)
Phone: (215) 568-3131
Web: www.chrisjazzcafe.com
Time: 9 PM- 1 AM
Cost: $8/$5 for students

With The Jim Saltzman Group (Philly Area CD Release Party!).

April 9, 2007
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800

Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

April 2, 2007
Place:Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800

Time: 9 PM
Cost: $6
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

March 30, 2007
Place: Louis 649 (649 East 9th Street (Ave C), New York, NY 10009)
Phone: (212) 673-1190
Web: www.louis649.com

Time: 9 PM- 1 AM
Cost: No Cover!
With The Jim Saltzman Group.

February 5, 2007
Place: Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 9 PM
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

January 29, 2006
Place: Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 9 PM
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

January 8, 2007
Place: Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 9 PM
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

December 18, 2006
Place: Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 9 PM
With the new Cecil's Big Band directed by Mike Lee.

December 5, 2006
Place: Trumpets (6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ)
Phone: (973) 744-2600
Web: www.trumpetsjazz.com
Time: 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Cost: $10

With Matt McDonald/Craig Yaremko Group
Welcome Home Concert

Featuring:
Matt McDonald - Guitar
Craig Yaremko - Saxophones/Flute
Kellen Harrison - Bass
Shawn Baltazor - Drums
plus other special guests!

November 30, 2006
Place: Spoken Words Cafe (226 4th Ave near Union St, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY)
Phone: (718) 596-3923
Web: www.spokenwordsonline.com
Time: 8 PM
Cost: $6

With Mariel Berger and the Obsidian Nonet
featuring Nathan Eklund, Tommy Crane, Rick Parker, and others.

October 23, 2006
Place: Skyline Productions - Charlestown Road Studio
Web: http://www.skylinepro.com/CTR.html
Time: 11 AM - 7 PM
Recording session for the upcoming Jim Saltzman Group CD featuring Pat Firth, Jay Foote, and Quinn Blandford.

October 6, 2006
Place: Spoken Words Cafe (226 4th Ave near Union St, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY)
Phone: (718) 596-3923
Web: www.spokenwordsonline.com
Time: 8 PM
Cost: $6

With Mariel Berger and the Obsidian Nonet
featuring Nathan Eklund, Tommy Crane, Rick Parker, and others.

July 31, 2006
Place: Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 8 PM - 12 AM
With the Joe Elefante Big Band

July 23-29, 2006
Faculty Member (teaching and performing) of
Summer Jazz Improvisation Camp
Place: William Paterson University
Phone: (973) 720-2268
Web: www.wpunj.edu

July 17, 2006
Place: Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 8 PM - 12 AM
With the Joe Elefante Big Band

Thursday, February 23, 2006
Place: Greenwich Village Bistro (13 Carmine St, NYC)
Phone: (212) 206-9777
Web: www.greenwichvillagebistro.com
Time: 9 PM - 12 AM
With The Jim Saltzman Group
Featuring:
Steve Myerson - Piano

Jay Foote - Bass
Don Peretz - Drums


Thursday, December 29, 2005
Place: Greenwich Village Bistro (13 Carmine St, NYC)
Phone: (212) 206-9777
Web: www.greenwichvillagebistro.com
Time: 9 PM - 12 AM
With The Jim Saltzman Group
Featuring:
Pat Firth - Keyboards
Gabe Fonorow - Bass
Lonnie Solaway - Drums

Thursday, November 3, 2005
Place: The Crossroads (78 North Ave, Garwood, NJ)
Phone: (908) 232-5666
Web: www.xxroads.com
Time: 9:30 PM
$5 Cover

With Big Band Evolution

Friday, September 30, 2005
Place: Greenwich Village Bistro (13 Carmine St, NYC)
Phone: (212) 206-9777
Web: www.greenwichvillagebistro.com
Time: 9 PM - 12 AM
With The Jim Saltzman Group
Featuring:

Matt McDonald - Guitar
Gabe Fonorow - Bass
Quinn Blandford - Drums

Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Place: Trumpets (6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ)
Phone: (973) 744-2600
Web: www.trumpetsjazz.com
Time: 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
With The Matt McDonald Group
Featuring:
Jay Foote- Bass
Vinnie Sperrazza- Drums

Saturday, September 17, 2005
Recording session with Laura Hull
Featuring Jim Saltzman on tenor/soprano saxophones and clarinet.

Friday, August 5, 2005
Place: Greenwich Village Bistro (13 Carmine St, NYC)
Phone: (212) 206-9777
Web: www.greenwichvillagebistro.com
Time: 9 PM - 12 AM
With The Jim Saltzman Group
Featuring:
Matt McDonald - Guitar
Jay Foote - Bass
Vinnie Sperrazza- Drums

July 24-30, 2005
Faculty Member (teaching and performing) of
Summer Jazz Improvisation Camp
Place: William Paterson University
Phone: (973) 720-2268
Web: www.wpunj.edu

Saturday, July 9, 2005
Place: Greenwich Village Bistro (13 Carmine St, NYC)
Phone: (212) 206-9777
Web: www.greenwichvillagebistro.com
Time: 9 PM - 12 AM
With The Jim Saltzman Group
Featuring:
Jay Foote - Bass
Quinn Blandford- Drums

Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Place: Trumpets (6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ)
Phone: (973) 744-2600
Web: www.trumpetsjazz.com
Time: 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
With The Matt McDonald Group
Featuring:
Pete McCollough - Bass
Chris Eddleton- Drums

Friday, June 3, 2005
Place: Kavehaz (37 W. 26th Street)
Phone: (212) 343-0612
Web: www.kavehaz.com
Time: 6 PM-9:30 PM

With The Jim Saltzman Group
Featuring:

Pat Firth - Piano
Micah Jones - Bass
Quinn Blandford - Drums

Saturday, May 28, 2005
Place: Greenwich Village Bistro (13 Carmine St, NYC)
Phone: (212) 206-9777
Web: www.greenwichvillagebistro.com
Time: 9 PM - 12 AM
With The Jim Saltzman Group
Featuring:
Pat Firth - Piano
Jay Foote - Bass
Quinn Blandford- Drums

Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Place: Greenwich Village Bistro (13 Carmine St, NYC)
Phone: (212) 206-9777
Web: www.greenwichvillagebistro.com
Time: 9 PM - 12 AM
With The Matt Mc Donald Group
Featuring:
Matt McDonald - Guitar
Jay Foote - Bass
John O’Brien - Drums

Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Place: Greenwich Village Bistro (13 Carmine St, NYC)
Phone: (212) 206-9777
Web: www.greenwichvillagebistro.com
Time: 9 PM - 12 AM
With The Jim Saltzman Group
Featuring:
Matt McDonald - Guitar
Brian Killeen - Bass
Quinn Blandford - Drums

Monday, April 25, 2005
UArts Alumni Event
Place: St. Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC)
Time: 6 PM - 8 PM
With The Jim Saltzman Group
Featuring:
Steve Myerson - Piano
Micah Jones - Bass
Lonnie Solaway - Drums

Saturday, April 2, 2005
Place: Durkin's Steak & Ale House (235 Ridgedale Ave, Cedar Knolls, NJ)
Phone: (973) 540-0264
Time: 9 PM - 1 AM
With Joe Elefante and Jive Tower

Thursday, March 10, 2005
Place: Greenwich Village Bistro (13 Carmine St, NYC)
Phone: (212) 206-9777
Web: www.greenwichvillagebistro.com
Time: 9 PM - 12 AM
With The Jim Saltzman Trio
Featuring:
Brian Killeen - Bass
Lonnie Solaway - Drums

Tuesday, Feb 8, 2005
Place: Kavehaz (37 W. 26th Street)
Phone: (212) 343-0612
Web: www.kavehaz.com
Time: 8 PM-11 PM

With The Jim Saltzman Group
Featuring:
Pat Firth - Keyboards
Brian Killeen - Bass
Quinn Blandford - Drums

Friday, Jan 21, 2005
Place: Greenwich Village Bistro (13 Carmine St, NYC)
Phone: (212) 206-9777
Web: www.greenwichvillagebistro.com
Time: 9 PM - 12 AM
With The Jim Saltzman Grou
p
Featuring:
Pat Firth - Keyboards
Brian Killeen - Bass
Quinn Blandford - Drums

Thursday, Dec 2, 2004
Place: Greenwich Village Bistro (13 Carmine St, NYC)
Phone: (212) 206-9777
Web: www.greenwichvillagebistro.com
Time: 9 PM - 12 AM
With The Jim Saltzman Grou
p
Featuring:
Pat Firth - Keyboards
Brian Killeen - Bass
Lonnie Solaway - Drums

Friday & Saturday, Nov 12-13, 2004
Place: Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 9 PM
With the Joe Elefante Big Band

Wednesday, Nov 3, 2004
Place: Adirondack Community College (Visual Arts Gallery)
Web: www.sunyacc.edu

Time: 12:45-2 PM

With Aggregate

Monday, Nov 1, 2004
Place: Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 9 PM
With the Joe Elefante Big Band and special guest Don Braden

Monday, Oct 11, 2004 - SPECIAL EVENT! Live taping for ABC's Nightline!
Place: Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 9 PM
With the Joe Elefante Big Band

Thursday, Oct 7, 2004
Place: Greenwich Village Bistro (13 Carmine St, NYC)
Phone: (212) 206-9777
Web: www.greenwichvillagebistro.com
Time: 9 PM - 12 AM
With The Jim Saltzman Grou
p
Featuring:
Pat Firth - Keyboards
Brian Killeen - Bass
Lonnie Solaway - Drums

Aug 1-6, 2004
Faculty Member (teaching and performing) of The Litchfield Jazz Festival Summer Music School
Place: Forman School, Litchfield, CT
Phone: (860) 567-4162
Web: www.litchfieldjazzfest.com/Programs/SummerMusicSchool

July 25-31, 2004
Faculty Member (teaching and performing) of
Summer Jazz Improvisation Camp
Place: William Paterson University
Phone: (973) 720-2268
Web: www.wpunj.edu

Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Place: The Society Hill Hotel Bar (301 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA) - "Olde City"
Phone: (215) 925-1919
Time: 8-11 PM
No Cover
With the Lonnie Solaway Trio

Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Place: Journal Square (Jersey City, NJ)
Time: 11 AM
With Cate: www.cateinfo.com

Thursday, May 20, 2004
Place: S.O.B.'s (204 Varick St, NYC)
Phone: (212) 243-4940
Web: www.sobs.com
Time: 9 PM
With Cate: www.cateinfo.com


Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Place: The Society Hill Hotel Bar (301 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA) - "Olde City"
Phone: (215) 925-1919
Time: 8-11 PM
No Cover
With the Lonnie Solaway Group

Tuesday, May 4, 2004
Place: Kavehaz (37 W. 26th Street)
Phone: (212) 343-0612
Web: www.kavehaz.com
Time: 8 PM-11 PM

With Aggregate

Wednesday, February 11, 2003
Place: WVIA-FM (NPR), Pittston, PA
Web: www.wvia.org/
Time: 7 PM
Radio broadcast on "Homegrown Music", hosted by George Graham, featuring Aggregate's new recording.

Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Place: WVIA-FM (NPR), Pittston, PA
Web: www.wvia.org/
Time: 10 PM-12 AM
Radio broadcast on "Homegrown Music", hosted by George Graham, featuring Aggregate's new recording.

Monday, November 3, 2003
Place: Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 9 PM
With the Joe Elefante Big Band

Monday, October 27, 2003
Place: Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 9 PM
With the Joe Elefante Big Band

Thursday, October 16, 2003
Place: WVIA-FM (NPR), Pittston, PA
Recording session for future radio broadcast (part of
the Homegrown Music series)
Web: http://www.wvia.org/

Monday, September 29, 2003
Place: Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 9 PM
With the Joe Elefante Big Band

Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Place: The C-Note (157 Ave C @ 10th St)
Phone: (212) 677-8142
Web: www.thecnote.com
Time: 11 PM - 1 AM
with The Jim Saltzman Group

Saturday, August 30, 2003
Place: The C-Note (157 Ave C @ 10th St)
Phone: (212) 677-8142
Web: www.thecnote.com
Time: 10 PM-12 AM
(2 sets) w/The Jim Saltzman Group

Monday, August 25, 2003
Place: Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 9 PM
With the Joe Elefante Big Band

Wednesday, August 20, 2003
CANCELLED due to Venue Closing

Place: Bar B (188 Allen St)
Phone: (212) 982-5336
Time: 10 PM
(2 sets) w/The Jim Saltzman Group

Monday, August 18th, 2003
Place: Cecil's (364 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ)
Phone: (973) 736-4800
Time: 9 PM
With the Joe Elefante Big Band

Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Place: Bar B (188 Allen St)
Phone: (212) 982-5336
Time: 9 PM
with Aggregate

Monday, June 30, 2003
Place: The C-Note (157 Ave C @ 10th St)
Phone: (212) 677-8142
Web: www.thecnote.com
Time: 11 PM-1 AM (RCB Showcase - www.radiocrystalblue.com)
with Aggregate plus special guests Gene Segal and Chris Connor

Monday, July 14, 2003
Place: Bar B (188 Allen St)
Phone: (212) 982-5336
Time: 10 PM
with Aggregate

July 14-18, 2003
Faculty Member of Saxophone Workshop
Place: Fiordaliso Music Studio
(508 S Livingston Ave., Livingston, NJ)
Phone: (973) 716-0060
Email: saxophoneworkshop@yahoo.com

July 18, 2003
Summer Jazz Program Master Class
Ensemble Interaction and Repertoire Building
Place: University of the Arts
Phone: 1-800-616-ARTS
Web: www.uarts.edu
Time: 9-11 AM

July 20-26, 2003
Faculty Member of Summer Jazz
Improvisation Camp
Place: William Paterson University
Phone: (973) 720-2268
Web: www.wpunj.edu

Tuesday, August 5, 2003
Place: The C-Note (157 Ave C @ 10th St)
Phone: (212) 677-8142
Web: www.thecnote.com
Time: 11 PM-1 AM