Bassist Ed Wise, a native of Houston, Texas, has been playing jazz professionally since he was 17 years old. With a master's degree from the renowned University of North Texas, he's played with dozens of legendary jazz performers through the years, including Red Garland, J.J. Johnson, Al Hirt, Monty Alexander, Harry "Sweets" Edison and Lee Konitz. He moved to New Orleans in 1993, and during that time eventually founded his New Orleans Jazz Band, an ensemble devoted to playing innovative arrangements of traditional New Orleans jazz compositions.
For information, call 610-745-3011 or log on to JazzBridge.
Jazz Bridge is a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization dedicated to assisting area jazz and blues musicians in need. Their “Jazz Bridge in Cheltenham program is one in a series at this venue, and four other area locales.
Ed Wise is available for interviews: Please call 610-745-3011 to arrange.