1984 to 2000
Ed is from New York City. He is a self-taught percussionist who bandleader Jim Cullum describes as, “a great natural talent with a good sense of swing and a strong desire to express himself. He was one of the most creative people we’ve had and has an easily recognizable style.” He listened to his idols Gene Krupa and Zutty Singleton from the outside of jazz clubs before he was old enough to go inside! It wasn’t long before his hot drumming skills rivaled those of his mentors. Eddie joined The Jim Cullum Jazz Band in 1984 after a seven-year, free-lance career in Dallas. He left the band in early 2000. In his off hours, Eddie enjoys rooting for his favorite football team (who else?—the Giants!) and playing tennis.