Carnegie Hall, New York City

... Everyone enjoyed having your group December. The music and arrangements were so well always, you were a very gracious leader.
— Cassie Dragt, Carnegie Hall

Pine Bluff Symphony

The bright moments of the program are difficult to list because we would have to discuss every song of the two-hour program solo by solo. Demonstrating some of the best of what is America. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s reflection on American music, [A grand and wild freedom that well expresses the heart of a people...]. This is what we heard.
— Richard E. Campbell, Pine Bluff Commercial Newspaper

Sydney Bechet Society Concert

It was a memorable evening. There was a rapport going on between all the musicians that only existed in the days when musicians had a passion for what they were doing.
— Phoebe Jacobs, Executive Vice President, The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.

Screen Actors Guild

On behalf of the Screen Actors Guild 75th Anniversary Committee, we would like to thank you for performing at our celebration. Your beautiful music helped to set the tone for a wonderful evening. Our members were thrilled as they entered the room and heard the beautiful, live music..Thanks again for making our celebration a truly special event.
— Sam Freed, SAG-NY President, Screen Actors Guild

Redlands Symphony Association

How can I ever thank you and the All Stars for the fabulous concert? The community is still buzzing! turned out to be one of the greatest evenings in the Redlands Symphony’s history — not only was it a full house, but the audience was more enthusiastic than I’ve ever seen them. From a financial point of view, the concert was more successful than I could have dreamed.
— Sharilyn Bailey, Executive Director, Redlands Symphony Association
The All-Stars and the Redlands Symphony brought jazz to life to everyone’s delight.
— Ralph Andrews, The San Bernardino County Sun

Alberta Bair Theater, Billings, Montana

Cornetist and emcee Ed Polcer guided us through American Jazz - a plush and cushy armchair tour continuously entertaining. First class playing by everyone.
— Christine C. Meyers, Billings Gazette

Concert, Oxnard, California

Many in the capacity crowd left with something they did not have when they arrived - a knowledge about jazz history. The band’s obvious enjoyment radiates to the audience. Ed Polcer’s program received a standing ovation.
— Floyd Levin

Edinburgh International Jazz Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Fiery cornetist, Ed Polcer from New York, was the ideal choice as leader of the Condon Celebration Band which headlined the 1990 McEwan’s Edinburgh International Jazz Festival in Scotland, one of Europe’s longest -running and most popular events.
— Clarrie Henley, Mississippi Rag

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, New York

You had our Fountain Plaza jumping on July 5 and you should relish the thought that you made many New Yorkers very happy for the second year in a row!
— Rebecca Weller, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

Grandview Inn, Columbus Ohio

Ed Polcer was just great as he drove the band and throughout the night one could hear echoes of Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke and Bobby Hackett in his wonderful playing.
— Tom George, The Jazz Hot Sheet

Guild Hall, Derry, Northern Ireland

Exciting ensemble solos of sustained tension and instrumental features which demonstrate the extensive instrumental abilities of every member of the group.
— Solly Lipsitz, Northern Ireland Newsletter

Lugano Switzerland Jazz Festival 

...there was no denying that the big attraction of this relaxing weekend of jazz was the band led with firmness by cornetist Ed Polcer
— Kevin Henriques, Financial Times

Elkhart Jazz Festival, Elkhart, Indiana

Ed Polcer was in fine fettle all weekend, whether playing ‘dixieland’, ‘classic jazz’ or ‘swing’. Hang the labels! Polcer played great. His horn work was authoritative, brash, pretty, lyrical or subdued as the musical moment dictated.
— John Bitter, Mississippi Rag

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, New York (Newport Jazz Festival)

... it was the Erwin-Polcer group which stole the show, due to the competitiveness of the trumpets.
— John Marcille, Schenectady Gazette