Jim Cifelli has been active as a trumpeter, composer and jazz educator in New York City for the past 15 years. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by numerous professional and student ensembles including the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, The Composers Big Band, Clarion University, New Jersey University and others.
The New York Nonet has released three CD's to date:
Bullet Trane, So You Say, and Tunnel Vision
Review Briefs for Bullet Trane:
This is a most refreshing recording...The more I hear this disc, the more pleased I am, and that is the mark of a truly great recording. It's hard to believe this is their debut...This one's a keeper.
Michael Nastos: Cadence Magazine, Ann Arbor News
The truth is, there isn't anything about Bullet Trane that I didn't thoroughly admire and enjoy... nothing on this disc misses the mark.
Jack Bowers: Jazz Now Magazine
The best jazz evokes a wide range of emotions, and Jim Cifelli's New York Nonet is an example of just how good it can get. Bullet Trane is a joy to the ear, a superb set of imaginative and evocative playing by some of New York's finest jazz musicians.
Jazz Improv Magazine