Edison is an international musician with an accessible style with flowing rhythm and melodic lines who has toured England, Ireland, Spain, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and the USA. He is currently spending his time promoting his new album the ‘My favourite Tunes‘ project, performing, teaching and writing new work.
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. He has TV and was part of the big band that performed ‘Clarke
Peters’ Snakeskips Johnson. Worked with Gwen Dickie
Edison is an international musician who has toured England, Ireland, Spain, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and the USA. He is currently spending his time promoting his new album the ‘My favourite tunes‘ project, performing, teaching and writing new work.
Herbert is clearly an improviser at heart, and his desire to improvise yields pleasing results on ‘My Favourite Tunes’. Herbert favours a lyrical approach along the lines of Wes Montgomery and George Benson (two of his main influences). Herbert swings, but he does so in a melodic fashion – Alex Henderson-Jazz Times, Billboard
”A highly-skilled guitarist who has played at Ronnie Scotts and arranged music for West End Musical. His fluent style is a delight for the jazz aficionado and the casual listener” Keith Ames- The musician
THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights, The Cock Inn, 3, Callis Street, Clare, Suffolk, CO10 8PX
Admission £10. Doors open 7.30pm. Music 8.00-10.30pm.
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