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 Wally & Rosemary 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 heroes 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 was very influenced by his Harmony classes with Associate Professor, Donny Nolan as well as other teachers like Al Difino and Jon Damien.

Upon graduating in 1986, Ed started and joined numerous Boston bands such as "Salsa Nova (Latin Jazz and Bossa Nova standards) and the Top 40 group "FM" which toured extensively throughout New England. In 1989, he worked with young people in presenting "Discovering The Blues", an American musical discovery series that took a 45-minute journey from the roots of the Blues to current-day sounds. This program was presented to over 4,000 children in the New England area.

Ed has been teaching music for over 25 years and In 1986 established Littman Guitar Studios to facilitate a wide range of student needs.The focus is on getting the student to play as soon as possible while having fun getting over the growing pains. Ed has tought hundreds if not thousends of students over the years. He has developed a concept & proven method that's fun, makes sense and that students have come back to year after year.

Finding a desire to develop more as a Jazz improviser, Ed sought out to study with Bruce Bartlett, a local Boston guitar great. It gave him a stronger discipline and sense of improvisation that led him closer to his own style. And in 1990, Ed started to study with world-renowned Jazz improvisation teacher Charlie Banacos. He studied ear training techniques, bitonal pendulums, rhythm sprays, odd-time signatures, composition and the transcribing of solos by John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett to name a few.

The Ed Littman Group played live on Boston’s WBRS-FM 100.1, and a local release of "Funkadilly" was in regular rotation in Boston’s WERS Radio, 88.9 FM. Ed has also written and produced jingles for local New England restaurants and businesses including Copycop, CitySide Restaurants and the Joy Of Movement Dance Studios.

In the early 90's, Ed released a wide range of projects that spanned from New Age Relaxation and Meditation music to a Play-Along educational series for all levels and instruments. Ed's compositions were also licensed in a variety of student and independent films for which one was successfully premiered at the Angelika 57 Theater in New York City.

In 1994 Ed moved from Boston to New York City. He eventually immersed himself into the downtown music scene landing a variety of steady gigs ranging from Starbucks to the famed Knitting Factory and The Blue Note and performed in the 1999 Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival. Ed has performed and recorded with some of the worlds top musicians and improvisers such as Mark Egan and Danny Gottlieb along with countless high level local and upcoming artist/bands. He has played hundreds of of Jazz, Funk, Blues gigs as a side man in the local New York City scene including bands like Brilliant Coroners and Splatt.

In the late 90's, in addition to his musical pursuits and an extension of years of home and on location recording projects, Ed built and opened a small recording studio in Greenwich Village NYC that focused on a niche market using exclusively vintage recording equipment featuring lots of tubes and tape. This was also the home base for his independent label YeahMan Records that has released titles such as "My Window","Splatt", "Brilliant Coroners", "Ed Littman Solo", "Littman-Egan-Gottlieb-Improvisations-Live at The Knitting Factory", "Splattet" and most recently "We'll Try Again", He has also realeased a CD on  New Artists Records with notable  jazz vocalist Dori Levine, all of which are distributed by CD Baby and iTunes.

During the years that followed Ed had the opportunity to produce many timeless and memorable projects. Ed's engineering talents and interests evolved towards CD Mastering. And due to more artists, producers and record labels seeking out Ed for this specialized skill, in 2004 Ed moved back to New Jersey, started a family and built a state-of-the-art-mastering facility designed by the legendary George Augspurger.

Today, Ed continues to perform, compose, produce, teach and master records.

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