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Joe Reidy, is a trombonist, vocalist and solo acoustic guitarist. He is a member of Mike Girard's Big Swinging Thing, and regularly performs with The Swinging Skeletones, The New England Swing Orchestra, Charles Neville and The Skeletones Big Band, The Tequila Amigos and Briefcase Full of Blues. His main projects are Wachusett Jazz, and his eponymous solo acoustic act. He combines a blend of jazz, blues, rock, funk, folk and latin influences to create a unique style all his own and one that is instantly recognizable. His performance credits include Grace Kelly, The QCC Jazz Ensemble. Charles Neville, James Montgomery, The Stompers, Rock E. Rollins, The Radiators, Jill Connolly and a memorable, novelty New Years Eve appearance with Aerosmith. He was voted Worcester's Best Trombone Player in Worcester Magazine's "Best of Worcester" Reader's Choice Poll in 1979 . Joe studied classical music at The St. Gabriel School of Music in Worcester, MA under the Musical Director, Ernest Riopel and received a BA in Fine Arts from The College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester.
"Joe Reidy plays a contemporary blues/jazz/rock continuum that makes for a unique sound and very enjoyable listening". - The Guide To Johnny Appleseed Country, Spring/Summer 2012 Edition www.appleseed.org
Pete McNeaney is the newest member of Wachusett Jazz. Pete received his degree in Music and Education from Westfield State College in Westfield, MA. With broad experience in many bands including The Hofbrau Haus Bavarian Band, The New England Radiators, The Flying Fortress Big Band (which he founded), The Skeletones, New England Swing Orchestra, The Pete McNeany Quintet, The Ted Wirt 5tet, and The Tequila Amigos, Pete brings a style of performance to the band that is in perfect harmony with the philosphy of Wachusett Jazz . Pete has studied with renowned jazz trumpet player Peter Davini.
Mauro DePasquale - Piano, Vocals.
Phil Madison - Bass
Friday February 19, 2016 The Starlite Bar Southbridge, MA The newly revamped Wachusett Jazz Quartet featuring Joe Reidy - Trombone & Vocals, Pete McNeaney - Trumpet & Flugelhorn, Mauro DePasquale - Piano & Vocals, Phil Madison - Bass and Special Guest Ed Conley on Drums. 9PM - Midnight.
Friday April 8, 2016 Fitchburg Art Museum 25 Merriam Parkway Fitchburg , MA Art in Bloom Exhibition Opening Reception featuring The Wachusett Jazz Quartet. 6-8 PM.
Friday January 9, 2016 Westminster, MA Westminster Pharmacy and Wine Shop, Live Music Series & Wine Tasting with The Wachusett Jazz Quartet featuring Joe Reidy, Pete McNeaney, Mauro DePasquale and Phil Madison. 6:30-8:30 PM.
Friday December 4, 2015 Westminster, MA Westminster Pharmacy and Wine Shop, Holiday
Champagne Reception Christmas Wine Tasting with The Wachusett Jazz Quartet featuring Joe Reidy, Pete McNeaney, Mauro DePasquale and Phil Maddison. 6:30-8:30 PM.
Friday April 10, 2015 Fitchburg Art Museum 25 Merriam Parkway Fitchburg , MA Art in Bloom Exhibition Opening Reception featuring The Wachusett Jazz Quartet. 6-8 PM.
Saturday June 13, 2015 Worcester Art Museum 55 Salisbury Street Worcester, MA. Festival of Lanterns Corporator's Ball featuring The Wachusett Jazz Quartet, The Sam Jones Band and Champagne Toast. 9-11 PM. For tickets and more information please visit www.worcesterart.org/ball
Wednesday June 17, 2015 Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA - Private Event - Joe Reidy performs with The QCC Jazz Ensemble and Saxophonist Grace Kelly. 5 PM.
Saturday June 27, 2015 Leyden Town Hall, Leyden, MA. Joe Reidy performs with Saxophonist Charles Neville & The Skeletones Big Band. 7 PM.
Saturday August 29, 2015 Westminster Yankee Street Fair, First Congregational Church Main Street Westminster, MA 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM. Joe Reidy Solo Electrocoustic Set.
Saturday September 12, 2015 Private Wedding - Gardner, MA. Joe Reidy with violinist Sue Nickerson of Fiddler's Green.
Friday December 5, 2014 Westminster, MA Natural Drugstore Champagne Reception 6 PM. Christmas Wine Tasting with The Wachusett Jazz Quartet.
Sunday June 22, 2014 Fitchburg Art Museum New Exhibition Opening featuring The Wachusett Jazz Quartet. 1-3 PM.
Friday May 2, 2014 Art in Bloom Exhibition Opening Champagne Reception featuring The Wachusett Jazz Quartet. 6-8 PM.
Sunday February 9, 2014 Fitchburg Art Museum Fitchburg, MA
Opening Reception: February 9th, 1-3PM Featuring The Wachusett Jazz Quartet