Ed Byrne
Trombonist, Composer, Bandleader

Ed Byrne is a trombonist, leader, composer, and performer. He has also performed in a variety of venues around the world during his extensive musical career. A Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory of Music, Ed is the recipient of many honors. He was nominated Best Trombone Soloist by Latin New York magazine; his composition Fenway Funk was nominated for a Grammy Award; and won a Grammy Award the following year for Eddie Palmieri’s 1974 album, Unfinished Masterpiece, on which Ed played lead trombone.


Ed Byrne's Latin Jazz Evolution featuring Ed Byrne, trombone; Carl Clements, saxophone; Damian Curtis, piano; Matt Dwonzyck, acoustic bass; Jocelyn Pleasant, drums; Rubin Rosa, Latin percussion. Recorded live at Greater Hartford Jazz Festival, July 19, 2013.

Fenway Funk, Ed's Grammy-nominated Latin Jazz classic

Conquistador, title track from the latest album from Ed Byrne's Latin Jazz Evolution

Press Quotes

Ed Byrne is one of the finest jazz musicians I’ve ever worked with.
Chet Baker, Down Beat
Since his great trombone soloist, Ed Byrne, left the band recently, Charlie Persip is "low profiling" the solos in the trombone section.
John S. Wilson, New York Times
Ed Byrne's trombone style is ahead of its time.
Hilarie Grey, Jazz Times
Ed Byrne’s warm trombone solos are in a style rarely heard since the days of J. J. Johnson.
—-John Storm Roberts, High Fidelity
The exciting moments came as they always do in Maynard Ferguson’s band: from the trombone solos of Ed Byrne.
—-Bob Smith, Vancouver Sun
The lead trombone of Eddie Byrne upheld a long tradition of brilliance in that section of every edition of Ferguson’s orchestras.
—-Chris Colombi, Jr., Baltimore Sun
For me, the highlight occurred [in Maynard Ferguson’s performance] when Eddie Byrne really broke it up on the trombone.
—-Cliff Smith, Rochester After Dark
Ed Byrne is a lyrical trombonist who still isn't as well known as he should be. Swinging and enjoyable,Two Shades of Blue indicates that Byrne should be doing a lot more recording as a leader.
Alex Henderson, All Music Guide

Private Lessons

45-minute private jazz lessons with Ed Byrne, DMA, via Skype. Work with Ed, live in his studio, from anywhere in the world.


CDs, MP3s, FLACs

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Ed Byrne's Latin Jazz Evolution

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Two Shades Of Blue

Ed Byrne

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