A rare find on today’s jazz scene, a fine soulful expressive guitarist Edison Herbert produces a very distinctive sound with stylish delivery. He is a masterful jazz improviser whose music falls between classical jazz, gospel, R&B and soulful and funk edged jazz.
Born in Leeds Edison began playing the piano at an early age and furthered his classical piano studies at Yorkshire College of Music. Whilst doing so he began teaching himself to play the guitar and performed in various bands at church with small gospel groups and choirs both on piano and guitar.
He studied at the Yorkshire College of Music and later was awarded a scholarship to study at The Guildhall School of music and Drama.
After being seen performing with the Guildhall Big Band alongside Randy Brecker at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club Edison was asked to join the Jazz Warriors. He went on to MD and write arrangements for the Olivier Award nominated West End hot show “Unforgettable”.
He performed Motown hits in the musical ‘The Grapevine’ and has varied his experiences by composing music for the BBC Radio 4 drama ‘Spell Number Seven’ and performing on Top Of The Pops, Pebble Mill and Carlton TV. He performed Motown hits in the musical ‘The Grapevine’ and has varied his experiences by composing music for the BBC Radio 4 drama ‘Spell Number Seven’ and performing on Top Of The Pops. He has TV and was part of the big band that performed ‘Clarke Peters’ Snakeskips Johnson. Worked with Gwen Dickie – Rose Royce, Kim Burrell among others.
The Edison Herbert Trio is a collective of Jazz musicians from London who bring excitement, verve and vitality to everything they play. They were brought together by virtuoso guitarist Edison Herbert to perform at a series of concerts in London, but the musical chemistry they emitted led to the development and creation of this project. Featuring on Drums, Winston Clifford, on Double Bass Neville Malcolm and led by guitarist Edison Herbert