Grandpa Musselman & His Syncopators is a New York City musical group performing masterpieces from the first generation of jazz.
Founded in 2006 by trombonist Matt Musselman, the ensemble consists of Manhattan School of Music graduates assembled in a classic New Orleans configuration (trumpet, trombone, soprano saxophone, piano, tuba and drums) exploring vintage repertoire spanning 1900s ragtime to 1950s swing.
They have played at the MoMA, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Montauk Club, the Zipper Factory Theatre, the South Street Seaport Museum, the Verdi Square Festival of the Arts, the Slipper Room, the Gershwin Hotel, Bryant Park, and Bargemusic.
Matt Musselman, from Bethesda, Maryland can be heard often in New York with such bands as Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, Slavic Soul Party, and the Fat Cat Big Band.
Russell Moore (trumpet), from Albuquerque, New Mexico performs with Goodbye Picasso, Apes and Androids, Daniel Isengart and various jazz groups.
Dan Peck(tuba), from East Brunswick, New Jersey has worked with conductors James Levine and Herbert Blomstedt, composers Anthony Braxton and Bruce Neely. He also leads his own avante-garde jazz trio.
Will Clark (drums), from Eugene, Oregon. While at the Manhattan School of Music, Will performed with Steve Slagle, Dick Oatts and Dave Liebman. He is the drummer with Kyle Saulnier's New Awakening Orchestra.
Vincent Nero(soprano saxophone), from Haddon Township, New Jersey is a featured member of the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble's Grammy-nominated album "Kenya Revisited."
Bryan Reeder(piano), is from New York City. In 2008 his jazz trio enjoyed a month-long residency backing singer Euan Morton at the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel in New York.