Ed Vodicka has been called a true “renaissance” musician. Pianist, arranger, conductor, composer, orchestrator, music producer, music director and performer are just a few of the “hats” that Ed has donned throughout his career. And, he has made his mark as one of the most sought-after musicians by some of the music industry’s top artists and performers.
The LA Times’ Don Heckman described Ed’s performance as “. . . a potent blend of pianistic articulateness and brisk, swinging accompaniment . . .” and critic and jazz author Scott Yanow describes Ed as ” . . . one of the finest jazz pianists currently in the Los Angeles area.”
Equally at home conducting a symphony orchestra or a big band, arranging and producing albums in studio, performing with a jazz trio, creating an electronic MIDI score, or performing on the accordion, electronic or pipe organ, Ed has proven his creative talents and expertise in almost every genre of music, including jazz, classical, country, rock and pop.
Ed’s trio recording with the late great jazz vocalist Bill Henderson, “Live At The Kennedy Center” has brought him further critical acclaim, as did his sold-out performances with Bill at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center. He is currently working on a recording of his popular live program “With Respect to Oscar, Wynton and Red . . . a personal tribute to Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly and Red Garland.” Joined by bassist Kirk Smith and drummer Roy McCurdy, it is scheduled for release in 2019.
For more information on Ed, go to his personal professional website: EdVodicka.com