Founding member Ed Spier, trombone (and lead cowbell) player for the Westside Soul Surfers, has been playing steadily around the Great Lakes region since the late 70’s. In addition to Westside Soul Surfers, Ed is the co-leader and a founding member of the 16-piece Truth in Jazz Orchestra, the leading big band in West Michigan. He has also performed with well-known acts including Frankie Valli, Bobby Vinton, the Buckinghams and The Harry James Orchestra. Ed also participates in local theater, playing in the pit orchestra for Muskegon Civic Theater and other local musical productions. Ed also played bass in the local top-40 country band Crossfire for many years.
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