Ed is a freelance percussionist, educator and composer based out of Seattle, WA. He is Tlingit from Sitka, Alaska and has released three albums featuring traditional native melodies with the Native Jazz Quartet called Walking Between Worlds, NJQ: Stories and most recently NJQ: Southeast: Northwest. Ed has played K’alyaan in the premiere of Battles of Fire and Water and written and performed an original score for Eurydice for Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska. He has done sound design and composition for the World Premieres of Our Voices Will Be Heard and composition and cultural advisor for They Don’t Talk Back at Native Voices at the Autry, La Jolla Playhouse and Perseverance Theatre. Most recently he was the composer and sound designer for Off the Rails at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Sovereignty at Arena Stage.