Ed Howard currently resides in New York City and is a highly sought after bassist. Ed has also had a long-standing tenure with the Roy Haynes Quartet. Since joining Mr. Haynes in 1982, Ed has had the opportunity to tour extensively and record three CD's with this grand master of the drums.
Ed also sights Clifford Jordan as a major influence in his musical development. He was the bassist in Mr. Jordan's quartet from 1983 to 1992. Ed credits Mr. Jordan for giving him his first recording experience (Dr. Chicago, featuring Jaki Byard - Beehive Records).
Ed's involvement with Gary Thomas' Group, 7th Quadrant, is a testimony to his abilities outside the parameters of acoustic jazz