Ed Hartman

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Edmonds, Washington, United States; Seattle, WA, United States

Drum Kit, Goblet Drum, Slit Drum, Talking Drum, Drums, Bass Drum, Percussion, Marimba, Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Xylorimba, Timpani, Timbale, Tambourine, Triangle, Maraca, Bongos, Congas

Youth, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Master

jazz , Bebop, Bossa, Cajun, Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, Merengue, Musical Theater Or Musicals, Theory, Samba, Rock & Roll

In Person, Remote, Group Classes, Accredited School

Ed Hartman has recorded and performed with numerous bands, orchestras, dance and theatre co’s including: Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel, Tickle Tune Typhoon,and Ellipsis. In the Northwest, he has become a top freelance percussionist and recording artist. As a soloist, Ed has performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in NYC. His own bands The Olympic Marimba Band (World) and Northwest Passage (Jazz) perform music from around the world.  Ed also performs as a solo one-man-band at concerts, fairs, festivals, schools, colleges and events of all kinds.

Education/Teaching: Originally from Evanston, Illinois (near Chicago), Ed started his music career studying with Fred Silver (jazz drummer), and Al Skinner (mallet performer - a student of Claire Musser).  He was also influenced by percussion instructors from nearby Northwestern University, Dan Spaulding and Randy Hogancamp.  One other exceptional compositional influence was Don Owens (jazz band, contemporary music ensemble, and electronic music instructor).   Ed received his degree in percussion from Indiana University, studying with Richard Johnson. 

Ed Hartman has written articles, sheet music and books about music for Olympic Publications.  His albums "The River", "Northwest Passage", "Wood and Metal Music", and "Marimbells of Christmas" have received national critical acclaim.

Ed also teaches through North Seattle College (credit), and music licensing classes (getting your music in TV and film) through North Seattle College Continuing Education (and individually).  

Ed Hartman is also a composer, who scores film and TV (see website).  


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Location: Edmonds, Washington 98020, United States

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