Instructor
Joined in
2019

Ed

Instructor

Teaches Bass Guitar, Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, Ukulele

Interested in taking lessons with Ed

Teaches at:
Current Projects

Produce for Fraternity Music Group, Beyond Jazz-Improv trio, LoungeZotica 3000

Favorite Bands

Radiohead, Miles Davis, * The Beatles

Areas of Instruction

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, Ukulele

Levels Taught

All

Favorite Instruments

Hammond B3 Organ, Guitar, (Upright) Bass

About Ed

Ed Littman was born in New York City and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, the youngest of three children. Both parents are professional artists and opened Ed up to a world of creativity at a young age. Early on, Ed had been exposed to classical music, and at the age of 12, Ed heard Elvis Presley and fell in love with the Rock and Roll beat. Soon after, his parents  bought him his first album, The Beatles, “Revolver” which started an infatuation with that group and led to exposure to such artists as Chicago, Pink Floyd, and Jimi Hendrix.
In junior high school, Ed started playing trumpet in the school orchestra. But it was when he picked up the guitar at age 16, that he knew what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. His first teacher, Van Morretti, taught him how to read music and understand Jazz Harmony and used chord melodies on standard tunes. Ed’s love of Blues and Rock had him checking out the likes of the British guitar gods Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck and Southern Rock heros such as the Allman Brothers and The Charlie Daniels Band. Soon he was jamming with local musicians who introduced him to Jazz Fusion and artists such as John McLaughlin, Bill Bruford and Alan Holdsworth.
After graduating high school in 1980, Ed went to New Jersey’s Bergen Community College, where he immersed himself in music classes. He then continued to pursue music at Boston’s Berklee College Of Music where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Music. 
While continuing to live and study in Boston, he exposed himself to all styles of Jazz and had begun to develop his unique style of playing and writing. Ed Continued to Study with the great Boston Guitarist Bruce Bartlett & Then The legendary Charlie Banacos.
In 1994 Ed Moved back to NYC & has played with Hundreds of great musicians & has experienced a wide variation of musical situations. He also owns Ed Littman Mastering, a state of the art mastering studio located in New Jersey right outside NYC.
Ed's current band LoungeZotica 3000 performs eclectic instrumental styles of late 50's/ 60's & beyond, exotica, lounge, spaghetti westerns, surf, pop/rock goes jazz, and TV/Movie themes with a unique hip vintage vibe. Ed also has 7 original cd releases available on all major music outlets including on iTunes. He has also been featured in guitar magizines such as "Vintage Guitar Magazine".
 
Ed Littman
 
Analog/Digital Mastering http://EdLittmanMastering.com
Guitarist, Bassist, Composer, Music Educator http://EdLittman.com 
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