Donald Edwards is a 2018 recipient of
The Chamber Music
America's New Jazz Works Grant,

A Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Jazz Project.

ABOUT

Donald Edwards has played across the globe with some of the finest musicians in jazz and other genres. He has now built a reputation all his own.

Donald Edward's is a 2018 recipient of the Chamber Music America's New Jazz Works Grant, A Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Jazz Project.

After winning the Louisiana Arts Ambassador’s Award in 1994 for Music Composition, Donald Edwards became one of the most sought after drummers on the Baton Rouge/New Orleans music scene. He grew up playing different kinds of music ranging from marching band, hip-hop and pop to r&b, jazz, funk and gospel music. As a result, Edwards is now called on to play many different genres of music and meets them with creative interpretation and virtuosity. Donald Edwards is among the vanguard of players on the New York scene today.

As part of a production team conceived in 2005, with a full-service recording and music production studio, Dirty Soap Ent. LLC (Donald Edwards w/ Antonio Dyre) has work with top artist in the jazz field and beyond. 2013 saw them relocate to The Samurai Hotel Recording Studio in Astoria to team up with master engineer Dave Stoller.

Edwards has 4 recordings as a leader -“In The Vernacular” (Leaning House Label), “Ducktones” (Zoot - T Label), “Evolution Of An Influenced Mind”- (Criss Cross Label) and “Prelude To Real Life”- (Criss Cross) and is also involved in the production of numerous recording projects.

With skills steeped in and out of the rich and varied traditions of Louisiana, drummer and composer Donald Edwards is dedicated in his pursuit of creative improvisation, compositional development, and experimentation with rhythms through conversing in dialects of a universal language we call music.

Edwards also endorses Ludwig Drums and Sabian Cymbals. You can also check out his artist profile on each of these websites here Ludwig artist profile & Sabian artist profile.

Performances

UPCOMING

Date Artist City Venue Country
06/26/24 Mingus Big Band New York, NY Drom United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 85 Avenue A.
06/29/24 Helen Sung New New York, NY Chelsea Music Festival United States
Time: 7:00pm.
06/30/24 Helen Sung Saratoga Springs, NY. Saratoga Jazz Festival United States
Time: 7:00pm.

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Date Artist City Venue Country
06/26/24 Mingus Big Band New York, NY Drom United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 85 Avenue A.
06/29/24 Helen Sung New New York, NY Chelsea Music Festival United States
Time: 7:00pm.
06/30/24 Helen Sung Saratoga Springs, NY. Saratoga Jazz Festival United States
Time: 7:00pm.
07/03/24 Mingus Big Band New York, NY Drom United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 85 Avenue A.
07/03/24 Mingus Big Band New York, NY Drom United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 85 Avenue A.
07/05/24 Nikolaj Hess Copenhagen Bartof Station Denmark
Time: 5:00pm. Address: Solbjergvej 3, 2000 Frederiksberg.
07/06/24 Nikolaj Hess Copenhagen Huset Denmark
Time: 9:00pm. Address: Rådhusstræde 13, 1466 København.
07/07/24 Nikolaj Hess Copenhagen Bartof Station Denmark
Time: 3:00pm. Address: Solbjergvej 3, 2000 Frederiksberg.
07/08/24 Nikolaj Hess Copenhagen Bartof Station Denmark
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Solbjergvej 3, 2000 Frederiksberg.
07/09/24 Nikolaj Hess Copenhagen Sofiekælderen Denmark
Time: 9:00pm. Address: Overgaden Oven Vandet 32, 1415 København.
07/12/24 Mingus Dynasty New York Zincbar United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 82 W 3rd st..
07/17/24 Mingus Big Band New York, NY Drom United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 85 Avenue A.
07/20/24 Donald Edwards Quintet New York, NY Cellar Dog United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 75 Christopher St.
07/24/24 Mingus Big Band New York, NY Drom United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 85 Avenue A.
07/30/24 Donald Edwards Trio New York Zincbar United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 82 W 3rd st..
07/31/24 Mingus Big Band New York, NY Drom United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 85 Avenue A.
08/16/24 Donald Edwards Quintet New York, NY Smalls United States
Time: 6:00pm.
08/17/24 Donald Edwards Quintet New York, NY Smalls United States
Time: 6:00pm.
08/30/24 Alex Sipiagin New York, NY Smalls United States
Time: 7:30pm.
08/31/24 Alex Sipiagin New York, NY Smalls United States
Time: 7:30pm.
09/14/24 Donald Edwards Group Middletown, CT Jazz Close Up Feat. Donald Edwards United States
Time: 2:30pm. Address: Russell Library 123 Broad St, Middletown, CT 06457, USA.
09/18/24 Derrick Gardner & The Jazz Prophets New York, NY Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola United States
Time: 7:30pm.
10/25/24 Jack Walrath New York, NY Smalls United States
Time: 2:30pm.
10/26/24 Jack Walrath New York, NY Smalls United States
Time: 2:30pm.
11/01/24 Mingus Dynasty Buffalo, NY University Of Buffalo United States
Time: 7:00pm.
11/02/24 Mingus Dynasty Workshop Buffalo, NY University Of Buffalo United States
Time: 10:00am.
11/02/24 Alex Sipiagin Cologne King George Germany
Time: 7:00pm.
11/05/24 Alex Sipiagin Cologne King George Germany
Time: 7:00pm.
11/07/24 Alex Sipiagin Berlin Victor’s Place Germany
Time: 7:00pm.
11/08/24 Alex Sipiagin Berlin Zig Zag Germany
Time: 7:00pm.
11/09/24 Alex Sipiagin Lausanne Chorus Switzerland
Time: 7:00pm.
11/11/24 Alex Sipiagin Vicenza Bar Bosa Italy
Time: 7:00pm.
11/12/24 Alex Sipiagin Verona La Cantine Italy
Time: 7:00pm.
11/15/24 Alex Sipiagin Ferrara Ferrara Jazz Club Tower Italy
Time: 7:00pm.
11/16/24 Alex Sipiagin Bologna Camera Jazz Italy
Time: 7:00pm.

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Music

Master Classes & Clinics

After having done adjunct teaching at the University of New Orleans and Queens College in New York, Edwards continues to teach young aspiring percussionist in many music institutions around the world. Edwards believes that putting time into educating and inspiring young musicians can ensure a future of quality music and it''s longevity.

Booking & Contact

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