Ken Edwards (trumpet/flugelhorn) currently teaches at Citrus College in Glendora, CA. Before relocating to the Los Angeles area, Ken was an active freelance musician and educator in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and taught for eleven years at The University of Texas at Arlington. Ken was a featured soloist while on tour with the legendary jazz trumpeter, Maynard Ferguson, and played on Ferguson’s final studio album, The One and Only (MF Music). He was also a member and featured soloist in the world-renown One O’clock Lab band at The University of North Texas and served as Teaching Fellow/Assistant while earning his M.M. in Jazz Performance.
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“Sandu” by Clifford Brown – arranged and performed by Ken Edwards
Interested in a course I teach at Citrus College -or- online lessons: jazz improvisation or jazz theory?
“Jazz, musical form, often improvisational, developed by African Americans and influenced by both European harmonic structure and African rhythms. It was developed partially from ragtime and blues and is often characterized by syncopated rhythms, polyphonic ensemble playing, varying degrees of improvisation, often deliberate deviations of pitch, and the use of original timbres.” – Britannica
Besides the love for my family, music is what truly gets me out of bed in the mornings