"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. 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.
--Eddie holds a BA in Music from Thomas Edison State University and Maters Degree from Rutgers University where he did research on the transculturation of Jazz in Japan and graduated with honors.
Eddie recently returned to the US.
Eddie's Lounge website (Eddie's Lounge is closed, but the website remains.)