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DUANE EDWARDS

16 Mt. Pleasant St, Biddeford, ME 04005 207-680-0833 uprightface@gmail.com

Bassist Duane Edwards is an accomplished musician currently residing in Biddeford, Maine. Duane has
performed throughout New England and Canada. He studied jazz at the University of Maine at Augusta with Boston
bassist Greg Loughman, Thelonious Monk Institute Award recipient Steve Grover, the composer Richard Nelson, and
saxophonist Frank Mauceri. Duane has also studied with jazz heavyweight Ben Allison. He performs in a variety of
groups with styles ranging from jazz to rock to cuban. His music has been featured on All About Jazz radio and across
the United States. Mr. Edwards is currently on faculty with the River Tree Center for the Arts, the Midcoast School of
Music, Midtown Music, and is teaching K-5 classes how to play and compose music.

. EDUCATION

Bachelor’s of Jazz and Contemporary Music 2003 to 2007


University of Maine at Augusta Augusta, ME
Performance Concentration
Graduated Magna Cum Laude

High School Diploma 1999 to 2003


Rockland District High School Rockland, ME
Graduated Cum Laude

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2009 to present - Elementary Music Program - Sanford Schools, Sanford, ME
2008 - Artist in Residence - Vinalhaven School, Vinalhaven ME
2006 to present - Private Instruction (Acoustic & Electric Bass, Guitar, Ensemble)
National Music Workshops (2008 to 2010) – Portland, ME
Midcoast School of Music (2010 to present) – Portland ME
River Tree Center for the Arts (2008 to present) – Kennebunkport, ME
Midtown Music (2008 to present) – Biddeford, ME
2002-2003 - Assistant Teacher - Rockland District Middle School, Rockland, ME

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE (ABRIDGED)


MJ Stockbridge Trio - Saco, ME – 2009 to present
Primo Cubano - Brunswick, ME - 2008 to present
The Evan King Group - Portland, ME - 2008 to present
Jazzy Chaz / Tom DelRossi Quartet - Augusta, ME - 2004 to present
The Frank Mauceri Quartet / Jazz For a New Society - Brunswick, ME - 2007 to present
University of Maine at Augusta Jazz on Tour Ensemble - Augusta ME - 2006 to 2007
University of Maine at Augusta Café Ensemble - Augusta, ME - 2005
Freelance Jazz Work – 2004 to present

REFERENCES
Greg Loughman Contact: 1-(617)-851-3825
Steve Grover Contact: 1-(207)-462-1876