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Ed Perkins jazz

 

Ed Perkins is a celebrated jazz singer, musician, and a native New Orleanian. For over 50 years, he has performed both locally and around the world, collaborating with renowned musicians like Alvin Batiste and Wes “Warm Daddy” Anderson. Ed has performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, and numerous festivals and events across the country. He is a regular at the Zulu Lundi Gras Festival in New Orleans and has participated in several Jazz & Heritage Festivals. He was first introduced to the trumpet in third grade by the late Professor Peter Davis, who also gave Louis Armstrong his first trumpet. From there, he branched out to the violin and began singing in the school choir. His affection for jazz has been at the center of his life, reflected in three well-received albums with the Ed Perkins Quartet. Most recently, he also provided the vocals for the Branford Marsalis produced album Marsalis Music Honors Series presents Alvin Batiste which featured guitarist Russell Malone and drummer Herlin Riley.