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Ed Byrne is a Grammy Award winning trombonist, composer, arranger, educator, author and self-publisher who has performed and recorded with a great many of the jazz world’s leading musicians, in a career that has spanned four decades.

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Born December 30, 1946 in Philadelphia, Ed Byrne is a Grammy Award winning trombonist, composer, arranger, educator, author and self-publisher who has performed and recorded with a great many of the jazz world’s leading musicians, in a career that has spanned four decades.

A Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory of Music, Ed is the recipient of many honors. He was nominated Best Trombone Soloist by Latin New York magazine; his composition Fenway Funk was nominated for a Grammy Award; and won a Grammy Award the following year for Eddie Palmieri’s 1974 album, Unfinished Masterpiece, on which Ed played lead trombone.

Ed performs his original compositions with his bands Latin Jazz Evolution and Eastern Standard Time. During his 16 years on the New York City music scene, Ed performed & composed/arranged numerous recordings. He has toured the Americas, France, Germany & Sweden.

A Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory, Ed is the recipient of many honors:

Nominated Best Trombone Soloist by Latin New York magazine His composition Fenway Funk was nominated for a Grammy Award Eddie Palmieri's album, Unfinished Masterpiece, on which Ed played lead trombone, won a Grammy Award.

Ed's CD, Two Shades of Blue, is sold by North Country Distributors.

Dr. Byrne, who has been on the faculties of Berklee College, Baruch College, U of the Arts, Greenfield Community College, & the U of Rhode Island, has written many books, including his Linear Improvisation Method for jazz improvisation, all available in the ByrneJazz On-line Store.



Ed has worked with many of the world's greatest performing artists:



· Chet Baker · Dizzy Gillespie · Billy Eckstine · Thad Jones / Mel Lewis · Mel Torme · Joe Henderson · Lionel Hampton · Charles Mingus · Archie Shepp · James Brown · Herbie Hancock · Maynard Ferguson · Gerry Mulligan · Buddy Rich · BS & T ...And Countless Others



Credential Highlights

Nominated Best Trombone Soloist, Latin New York

Ed’s Fenway Funk: Grammy Award Nominee

Lead Trombone on Eddie Palmieri's Grammy Award Winner, Unfinished Masterpiece

Author, Linear Improvisation Method Book Series & other books

Clinician throughout the Americas, France, Germany & Sweden

Educating musicians worldwide on the internet

Doctor of Musical Arts, Jazz Studies (New England Conservatory)

Taught at: Berklee College, Baruch College, U of Arts, U of Rhode Island. . .

40 Years Experience Performing:

Top Venues in the world: Madison Square Garden, Blue Note, Village Vanguard, Carnegie Hall. . .

Performances with: Chet Baker, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie, Tom Harrell, Maynard Ferguson, Charles Mingus, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Archie Shepp, Buddy Rich, Mel Torme, James Brown, Eddie Palmieri--countless others.

CD Release: Two shades of Blue


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