Born and bred in Newark, NJ, began study of classical and popular jazz music at 8 years of age. As a teen he was strongly influenced by bands of the era (Doors, BS&T, Chicago, Rascals) and played organ in rock ensembles throughout high school. Ed's diverse projects expanded in college to include a folk/prog-rock ensemble, popular blues/rock/jam bands, and many wedding/society bands. Evolving interests while pursing an MS in Biostatistics led to earnest self study, with styles drawn from strong and diverse influences such as Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, Bill Evans and Oscar Petersen, Donald Fagan and Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell and Pat Metheny.
Over the past fifteen years, Ed's musical projects have included private parties/cocktail hours in solo, duo and trio formats, big band, pit bands for local theater, and jazz jam sessions.
Ed lives in Westfield NJ with his wife and two sons.