Jim Cifelli

Jim Cifelli

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Best-known for founding the New York Nonet, Manhattan resident Jim Cifelli is a post-bop/hard bop trumpeter and fl++gelhornist who has considerable skills as an arranger, composer, bandleader, and producer. Cifelli's New York Nonet is what veteran hard bop alto saxophonist Phil Woods would describe as a "little big band"; in other words, it is a medium-sized unit -- not a full-fledged orchestra or a true big band, but larger than the quartets and quintets that typically dominate... Read more

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