Summary of accomplishments
note: I am also an experienced English as a Foreign Language instructor with over 20 years of experience -- also finishing my Rutgers Master of Liberal Studies degree, with a focus on cultural studies. I hold a Bachelor's degree in music from Thomas Edison State University.
"Born and raised in Philadelphia, Eddie began his classical piano training at the age of 5 and started his Jazz Studies at Settlement Music School in his teens. Switching to Hammond Organ in his mid 20's, he received his first organ lesson from the legendary Shirley Scott then studied composition and performance with Big John Patton. Eddie received guidance from Austin Mitchell (an early Jazz organist who was a favorite accompanist of Ella Fitzgerald) and began performing as a leader in his late 20s alongside the legendary Byard Lancaster. --Eddie holds a BA in Music from Thomas Edison State University and currently does graduate work at Rutgers University. After recording several CDs which received national radio play in the U.S and serving as an original factory demonstrator for the Nord Electro organ, he moved to Japan where he spent almost 20 years teaching, leading bandstands and running his own venue.
He currently lives in the Philadelphia/South Jersey metro area."
Eddie's Lounge website (Eddie's Lounge is closed, but the website remains.)