Dr. Ed Byrne
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Services: Improvisation (Music)
- $2530 min
- 0Classes Taught
Born December 30, 1946 in Philadelphia, Ed Byrne is a 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 Eastern Standard Time and Latin Jazz Evolution, and as a solo jazz trombonist, using the latest interactive computer looping and electronic effects technology.
Ed Byrne is one of the finest jazz musicians I’ve ever worked with. - Chet Baker
Ed has worked with the top names in the business, including:
Alan Jean Marie
Gene Krupa Band
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Chairmen of the Board
Ashford and Simpson
El Gran Combo
El Grand Combo
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Cesar B. August 6, 2011
"I'm a pianist from Brazil, with a post-grad in Improvisation and over 10 year experience on playing Jazz music, many different teachers, played the piano for over 20 years. I play here in Brazil with instrumental groups in different venues. My first contact with dr. Byrne was through his free newsletters, then the books, and I studied from that alone for about a year before taking classes. Ed is great at email support and was always available and aswered any questions I had. On May 2010, we started with classes, one a month. We have covered a lot so far, but specially improvisation, which Ed wrote about in this doctorate degree. His approach really gets ya to improvise the way cats do, directly tapping into the melody, guide-tone lines, and the root progression. He's also developing a really interesting approach to improvisation based on Pitch Collections and Impressionism. Ed works with me, listening to my playing, (gently) criticizing, pinpoint my weaknesses and give me solutions to solve that. In one year, we have amazingly improved my comping (an issue in the beginning), for example. Not to mention improvisation, dude. He has helped me get the Jazz idiom and we are building upon that with devices and new ideas from the 21th century, so we are not stuck in the past. THE best of all, is that we are working on my own playing style, so that it will sound my own, so we are starting on composition. But you know, after all, the greatest difference for me is how Ed supports you and encourages you to really work hard on what matters (many teachers are just interested in giving you information, not to mention the wealth of information Ed has) and he never tests and always reminds you that you don't need to demonstrate anything, it's all about the audience. He has generously given so much, man, and the most important: He gives you time to practice and to really learn the thing. He's got more patience than anyone! There are many good teachers around the world, of course. Here you have one of the very best around, first class. He's got the doctoral thing besides experience from playing with the best of the world. What else can you get, right? "