Edwin was born into a musical family. He inherited a natural vocal gift from his mother, and his keyboard and percussion skills from his father. He began playing piano at age 5, and soon after learned the drums (Edwin did not ever own a drum set until age 19… he practiced his craft at church, at school and at home — on pillows!). He listened to all styles and genres of music with his parents, listening and playing behind the radio and the many different records his father and mother had at home. One day he stumbled upon Jazz and fell in love “at first sound.”
Edwin has become one of the most sought after drummer/percussionists in the Southeast and across the USA. He is currently the drummer for the Mike Frost Band and the Rob Foster Jazz Quartet. At his young age he has already performed, recorded and/or worked with notable names such as: Teddy Adams, Explorer’s Club, Chris Crenshaw, Michael Dease, Calvin Edwards, Delbert Felix, Mike Frost, Aaron Goldberg, Wycliffe Gordon, Niki Haris, Enrique Hernandez, Charmaine Neville, Delfeayo Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Shannon Powell, Marcus Printup, Vinny Raniola, Herlin Riley, Christian Sands, Tye Tribbet, Frank Vignola, Christian Winther and many more. Edwin has also played on big stages/arenas in front of crowds of over 10,000 and has toured the United States, extensively.
Edwin serves as the Minister of Music at Olive Branch Baptist Church in Batesburg-Leesville South Carolina. Edwin endorses four companies: Arti Dixon Bass Drum Lift, Beato Inc. (drum bags), Kopf Percussion (cajons) and Stellar Custom Drums (wood hoops). In 2014 he earned a Jazz Fellowship to go study in New Orleans, Louisiana under the great Herlin Riley.
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