Primary Contact NameEd Soph
Artist NameEd Soph
CountryUnited States


Ed Soph is internationally recognized as an author, teacher, and musician. As a performer and recording artist, Ed has played with the big bands of Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Bill Watrous, and Clark Terry. Small group credits include Joe Henderson, Bobby Shew, Lee Konitz, Randy Brecker, David Liebman, Carl Fontana, Bill Evans, Clark Terry, Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, Dan Haerle, Stefan Karlsson, and Eddie Gomez.

Ed authored the book and DVD MUSICAL TIME, published by Carl Fischer. Other publications include THE BIG BAND PRIMER , and ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES FOR DRUMSET (Meredith Music). He also created a course on jazz improvisation that is available on the Drum Channel at

Ed is the recipient of lifetime achievement awards in education from the Yamaha Corporation and the Percussive Arts Society, and he was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society’s Hall of Fame (2016) He is also recognized as a “LeJENd in Jazz Education”.

CategoryDrum Set
Session TypeClinic
Session TitleDeveloping musical technique for imagination and improvisation
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This clinic will explore how to develop one's aural skills and the personalized techniques that will unlock one's potential musicality, improvisational ability, confidence and self-awareness. Former students of the clinician include Keith Carlock, Ari Hoenig, Peter Erskine, Jason Sutter, Jim White and Rich Redmond. These drummers' distinct musical personalities exemplify the concepts that will be presented in the clinic.

Total number of people who will perform/present on this sessionOne.
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