SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2016: Houston’s Restaurant with the Garden District Trio! Court of Two Sisters Jazz Brunch with Amy Sharpe & Brian O’Connell! Palm Court Jazz Café with Duke Heitger & Tim Laughlin! Pavilion of Two Sisters with John Rankin! Bamboula’s with Chip Wilson and the Style A’s! SUN VALLEY (IDAHO) JAZZ FESTIVAL WITH THE MIDIRI BROTHERS! JAZZ CRUISE THIS FALL WITH JAZZDAGEN, FEATURING BANU GIBSON, WENDELL BRUNIOUS, RANDY REINHART, TOM HOOK, DAVID BOEDDINGHAUS, TOM FISCHER, PIETER MEIJERS, RICK TROLSEN, DANNY COOTS AND MORE!

Ed at Suncoast

Hi. I'm Ed Wise. I've been playing and teaching 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 Banu Gibson, 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, jazz big band and jazz combo at Loyola University in addition to my busy 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!):

Mahogany Hall Stomp

Milneburg Joys

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.

CONTACT ME!  I'm all over the place! There are several ways to communicate with me and I would love to hear from you.

Visit my Recordings page and please consider purchasing my music for your collection.

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