Hi. I'm Ed Wise. I've been playing music professionally for over 40 years. I live in New Orleans, America's premier city for live music and the birthplace of jazz. I play bass regularly with several artists and bands, including vocalists Luther Kent, Leif Pedersen and Kitt Lough, legendary alto saxophonist Loren Pickford, the John Mahoney Big Band and David Hansen's Garden District Trio.
I teach jazz bass and jazz combo at Loyola University in addition to my performing schedule.
Also a musical arranger, I lead a band called Ed Wise and his New Orleans Jazz Band, playing my own arrangements of vintage jazz classics. Be sure to see our promotional video (courtesy of JazzBridge). And you can see and hear the band on YouTube playing the following tunes (just click on ‘em below!):
I also perform at jazz festivals across the globe with the popular Midiri Brothers Band.
I've had the good fortune to work with some of the greatest musicians and entertainers in the world. If you'd like to learn more about my career, please have a look at my bio page. If you'd like to learn what other people and the media have to say about me, please visit my "Audience & Press Comments" page.
Visit my Recordings page and please consider purchasing my music for your collection.
Top photo by Charles Farley (www.facebook.com/farley36)
Bottom photo by Lynn Redmile (www.LynnRedmile.com)