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Ed Soph is internationally recognized as an author, teacher, and musician. As a performer and recording artist, Ed has played with the big bands of Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Bill Watrous, and Clark Terry. Small group credits include Joe Henderson, Bobby Shew, Randy Brecker, David Liebman, Lee Konitz, Carl Fontana, Bill Evans, Clark Terry, Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, and Eddie Gomez. 
Ed’s most recent publication, in both book and DVD format, is MUSICAL TIME, published by Carl Fischer. Other publications include THE BIG BAND PRIMER , and ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES FOR DRUMSET (Meredith Music).
Ed has been the recipient of lifetime achievement awards in education from the Yamaha Corporation and the Percussive Arts Society and was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society’s Hall of Fame in 2016. He was also recognized as a “LeJENd in Jazz Education” by the Jazz Education Network.
In addition to recording and touring, Ed is a professor of jazz studies in the College of Music of the University of North Texas, and an Artist Clinician for Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals, Innovative Percussion, and Evans drumheads.
Some of Ed’s students have literally changed the world! Here’s a short list…
Jason Sutter, Jim Riley, Keith Carlock, Ari Hoenig, Matt Wilson, Blair Sinta, Rich Redmond, Earl Harvin, Peter Erskine, Brian Delaney, Ross Pederson and a youngster named John Robinson!
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