Edward is a pianist/composer from the Dominican Republic. He received his early music education at The Fine Arts School in his hometown, San Francisco de Macorís, and continued at the National Conservatory of Music in Santo Domingo. Edwards was trained in classical and Afro-Caribbean piano as well as Dominican folkloric percussion, Harmony, and Latin American Orchestration. Upon moving to Philadelphia he attended the University of The Arts where he studied with AJ Luca, Tom Lawton, Norman David, Ron Kerber, Tony Micheli, Rick Hall, Arturo Stable, and Randy Kapralick among others. Edward graduated with a B.M. in Jazz Studies and a minor concentration in Music Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology. While at UArts, Edward performed with various ensembles including The Sound of Philadelphia, Salsa, and Standard Times. Adding to that, he had the honor to write original music for the Rick Kerber Tribute ensemble, and has also performed as a choral singer with the Philly Pops and the UArts choir, directed by Jeff Kern.  Edward is currently the keyboard player for two Latin American bands based in Philadelphia. One of his goals is to use music as a bridge to unite cultures.

Specialties: Piano

Divisions: Music