San Diego based pianist Ed Kornhauser holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University. Primarily a Jazz musician, he has studied the language, vocabulary, and repertoire of both classic Jazz and Modern Jazz.  Working as a freelance musician in the greater San Diego area, Ed can be found backing a variety of local musicians and playing a diverse selection of music from Jazz, to Country, and Pop. As an accompanist, he collaborates with several vocalists including Leonard Patton and Lorraine Castellanos.  

Among other steady ensembles, Ed holds the piano chair in the drummer-led Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio, which fuses swinging jazz with an indie-pop vibe and which now has two albums of original music to their credit.  For the past 10 years he's been staff accompanist at Unity Way Church in Vista, CA.  Ed plays frequently at weddings and other private events as well.


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