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Eddie Parente

Eddie Parente hails from Jersey City New Jersey, and has lived in Boston, MA, where he played in a Mexican Mariachi Band while studying Classical Indian Music with Tabla master Shashi Nayak, attending Irish Traditional Music sessions, and playing in an International folk dance band.

While living in North Carolina, Eddie (at that time known as "Skip") met, joined, recorded and toured extensively throughout the USA, Canada, England, Spain, with the Irish/Canadian/American Folk group Touchstone, having an album voted "Folk Album Of The Year"

Since moving to Portland, he continues to play and record with a wide variety of musical groups, covering many styles: Portland State University Symphony Orchestra, Cascade Symphony Orchestra (Principal Violinist), Everything's Jake Swing band, the legendary Celtic Rock group The Full Shilling, Ranch Dressing (Western Swing), Cul An Ti (Celtic), Raven, the Trail Band (best described as an 8 piece folk orchestra); The Full House Country band, and David Valdez's Septeto Latino, to name a few.

Eddie has performed in Krasnoyarsk (Siberia), and most recently, St. Petersburg and Moscow, performing his original music and collaborating with Saxophonist Oleg Kireyev and Guitarist Alexander Vinitsky. He has played 2 years in a row at Kaluga Jazz Festival, and performed several times at the St. Petersburg International Jazz Festival.

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