• San Francisco Chronicle Music Critic Phil Elwood referred to Ned as "a wonderful guitarist".
• Ned was the Musical Director for Talk Show Live Live at the historic Purple Onion in North Beach, the second Monday of each month.
• Ned works locally in the Bay Area with his Django Reinhardt-inspired trio Cafe Americain and with sax man Jules Broussard.
• Ned was an Associate Director of Jazzmasters Worshop from 1999 to 2008.
• Ned was a featured artist at the Smithsonian Jazz Cafe from 1999 to 2008.
• Ned was the Musical Director for Enrico's Sidewalk Cafe from 1997 to 2006.