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Ed Wise plays the bass.


A native of Houston, Texas, Ed Wise began his study of the string bass at the age of twelve.  At fifteen, he discovered jazz and began a life-long love affair with America’s original art form.  At seventeen, Ed was already gigging with local jazz legends Arnett Cobb and Jimmy Ford, and sitting in at local jam sessions, where he shared the bandstand with Sonny Stitt, Rashaan Roland Kirk, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis,  and other notable visitors to Houston. 

Ed Wise earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the prestigious University of North Texas and continued his career in Dallas/Fort Worth, Toronto, Philadelphia and New Orleans. He has performed with Lee Konitz, Jim Hall, Monty Alexander, Herb Ellis, Mose Allison, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Red Garland and many other notable jazz artists.

Ed Wise and his Jazz band performing.

Way Down Yonder in New Orleans

Ed currently resides in New Orleans, where he performs and teaches. A member of the Loyola University School of Music faculty, he shares his many skills with the next generation of musicians. He performs regularly with legendary New Orleans vocalists Banu Gibson and Luther Kent. Recently, Ed was honored to be invited to perform as a guest artist at the 2018 Austin Bass Workshop. An in demand freelance and session bassist, Ed is always busy in the Crescent City and around the country.

Close of of an upright bass.

I've Got the World on a String

 “Ed Wise came highly recommended to me by the Philadelphia music community at large. He is the utmost professional and exhibited as much on my recording. His creativity and expertise made working with him 

a pure joy.”

  - Lizanne Knott, Philadelphia singer, songwriter & recording artist 

If I Were A Bell

2014 Austin Bass Workshop with Shawn Ellison

Walkin' My Bass Back Home

2014 Austin Bass Workshop with Shawn Ellison

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