The Fanwood Performance Series Final Spring Performance
QED, is composed of three seasoned NJ musicians who support their musical habits with day jobs
infused with computers and numbers. This technical connection provides a rhythmic and harmonic
pulse throughout their renderings of jazz standards, latin, and contemporary tunes.
QED will be playing a cross-section of jazz classics and contemporary selections, covering a
variety of styles, including swinging standards and bop, latin bossas and sambas, blues and jazz
rock, and pensive ballads. Tunes include those written by many greats, such as Sonny Rollins,
Wes Montgomery, Chick Corea, Stanley Turrentine, and Pat Metheny.
Ed Warner, piano, keyboards
Born and bred in Newark, NJ, began study of classical and popular jazz music at 8 years of age.
As a teen he was strongly influenced by bands of the era (Doors, BS&T, Chicago, Rascals) and
played organ in rock ensembles throughout high school. Ed's diverse projects expanded in college
to include a folk/prog-rock ensemble, popular blues/rock/jam bands, and many wedding/society
bands. Evolving interests while pursing an MS in Biostatistics led to earnest self study, with
styles drawn from strong and diverse influences such as Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, Bill
Evans and Oscar Petersen, Donald Fagan and Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell and Pat Metheny.
Alex Duque, bass
Born in Chile, but raised in NJ, Alex began his musical career playing trumpet in various school
bands. After dabbling in classical guitar and piano, he taught himself to play electric bass
after a long infatuation with the prominent bass lines in the music of Yes, Rush, The Who and
others. While pursuing BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering, Alex developed a taste for
Jazz, playing in several different ensembles. It was at this time that he was inspired by the
revolutionary playing of Jaco Pastorius to pick up the fretless bass. Several years later after
a long stint in a Jazz Quartet came to an end, he decided to venture into the world of upright
bass, studying with Greg Cohen.
Mitch Germansky, Drums
Mitch's dad, Al Germansky, was a professional drummer and teacher playing at venues around the
globe. He played for Presidents, on records, on TV, with renowned musicians and served as mentor
to hundreds of drummers -- a true drummer's drummer.
Mitch was surrounded by all sorts of music and was fortunate to start formal lessons with his dad at
the age of 6. He studied Bird, Dizzy, Duke, Monk, & Trane while his friends were listening to The Dead
and The Beatles.
Mitch got into the music business at 8 accompanying his father to the NYC Local 802 musicians' union
where music jobs were traded like baseball cards. His repertoire grew during his tenure as the band
boy for one of the club date bands his father often played with.
Mitch's first professional gig was at the age of 13 with his local garage band (with David Jaffe on bass).
He started playing steady gigs at 16. He has since played mostly in the NY/NJ metropolitan area with some
gigs on the road: weddings, bar mitzvahs, clubs, a few record dates, small ensembles, big bands, shows.
Throughout High school Mitch played classical percussion in a variety of orchestras: All City, Regional, NJ Jr.
Symphony, All State Bands & Orchestras. I was the drummer in the first All State College Jazz Band in NJ, etc.
He currently plays with the likes of the Steve Minzer, QED, Nostalgia Big Band, Jeff Pecca, the Experience Big
Band, freelancing and subbing with a variety of groups like The Silver Starlite Orchestra, The Full Count Big
Band, and others.
Come and experience great performances in a historic setting right in your own back yard. Spring 2011 will feature
three great shows including an evening of classical music. Please check back here for more details as we firm
As usual we will be offering refreshments for sale, during fifteen minute intermissions. The suggested
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