Ed Lister is a professional Trumpeter / Composer & Arranger from London, England and has resided in Ottawa, Canada since 2011. Ed is an in demand musician and runs 7 of his own ensembles ranging from a 7 piece hypergroove outfit to an 11 piece Big Band. As well as spearheading these ensembles, Ed also performs regularly in another 15 bands in Town. Ed also runs an independent record label called 'London Gentleman Records' which currently manages 5 groups.
Ed began playing trumpet at the age of 10 and quickly fell in love with the sound. At aged 15, Ed began performing and touring with the BYMT symphony orchestra and Concert Band playing in youth music competitions in Holland, Barcelona and Malta to name a few. Ed went on to study Jazz at the renowned Leeds College of Music and obtained a BA Hons degree. Aged 21, Ed joined the Carnival Cruise Lines Showband where he went on to play for a further 2 years before moving to Ottawa, Canada.
Career highlights for Ed include performing with Kenny Wheeler, Jann Arden, Derek Watkins and Sloan as well as opening for Kamasi Washington, The Blue Man Group and Maceo Parker.
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