Ed Breazeale is a percussionist, composer and educator. Ed holds a Masters degree in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado-Boulder as well as a Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Currently, he is pursuing a Doctoral degree from the University of Colorado.
From 2016-2018, Ed was the Visiting Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Wyoming (UW). At UW, Ed oversaw all facets of the percussion area including teaching all applied percussion students, percussion ensemble, percussion methods and jazz ensemble. Previously, he held the position of lecturer in percussion at the University of Colorado-Denver. In addition to teaching applied percussion at UC Denver, he taught classes in music theory, ear training, jazz improvisation and directed the UC Denver Pop/Rock Ensemble. Since 2012, Mr. Breazeale has been an Artist-In-Residence at the Denver School of the Arts (DSA). At DSA Breazeale, along with fellow percussionist Greg Harris, formed the DSA Percussion Ensemble, the DSA Drum Set Armada and designed and initiated the DSA Percussion Camp.
Ed has had the good fortune to perform with many musical luminaries including: Phil Woods, Terell Stafford, Joel Frahm, Bob Reynolds, Andy Laverne, Jon Faddis, the Louisville Symphony, the CCM Philharmonia, Michael Rodriguez, Von Freeman, David “Fathead” Newman and Greg Osby. Ed is a Vic Firth Artist/Educator and has conducted clinic performances at the following educational festivals, high schools and colleges: Rolling Meadows Jazz Festival, Evanston Jazz Festival, University of Wyoming Jazz Festival, St. Vrain Jazz Festival, Niwot High School, Skyline High School, Campbell County High School, Thunder Ridge High School, Kelly Walsh High School, Riverton High School, Grandview High School, University of Iowa, Northern Kentucky University, University of Colorado and Sheperd’s College.
Please reference Ed’s vita for complete listing of his education and performance credits.