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DUANE EDWARDS

176 Coyle St Apt #1, Portland, ME 04103 207-680-0833 uprightface@gmail.com

Bassist Duane Edwards is an accomplished musician currently residing in Portland, 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 heavyweights Ben Allison and Drew Gress. He performs in a variety of groups with styles ranging from jazz to rock to cuban; and has shared the stage with illustrious musicians such as Chuchito Valdes. His music has been featured on All About Jazz radio and across the United States. Mr. Edwards currently teaches at the Midcoast School of Music in Portland and is the Music Department Coordinator at the River Tree Center for the Arts.

EDUCATION
Bachelors of Jazz and Contemporary Music

University of Maine at Augusta Performance Concentration Graduated Magna Cum Laude


High School Diploma

2003 to 2007 Augusta, ME

Rockland District High School Graduated Cum Laude

1999 to 2003 Rockland, ME

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2004 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 - Music Department Coordinator (2011 to present) Midtown Music (2008 to 2011) Biddeford, ME 2009 to 2011 - Elementary Music Program - Sanford Schools, Sanford, ME 2008 - Artist in Residence - Vinalhaven School, Vinalhaven ME 2002-2003 - Assistant Teacher - Rockland District Middle School, Rockland, ME

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE (ABRIDGED)


Hot Club du Monde - Portland, ME 2010 to present Retrospecticus Portland, ME 2010 to present Mike Hayword/Red Lite Revue Portland, ME 2010 to present SoPo Trio - South Portland, ME 2009 to present Primo Cubano - Brunswick, ME - 2008 to present The Evan King Group - Portland, ME - 2008 to present Jazzy Chaz/The Posse - Augusta, ME - 2004 to present University of Maine at Augusta Jazz on Tour Ensemble - Augusta ME -2006 to 2007 Freelance Jazz Work 2004 to present

REFERENCES
Greg Loughman Steve Grover

Contact: 1-(617)-851-3825 Contact: 1-(207)-462-1876