Ed Rice is a pianist, educator and researcher working primarily in jazz and related styles, based in London since 2015. After graduating from the Artist Masters course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Ed has worked with, among others, Norma Winstone, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Swingle Singers. A keen educator and vocal accompanist, he has been the accompanist for workshops with many of the UK’s finest jazz vocalists, including Lee Gibson, Tina May, Claire Martin, Anita Wardell, Jacqui Dankworth and Sara Colman.
Recording projects Ed has recently been involved in include leading the rhythm section for a new album with the Guildhall Jazz Singers, featuring arrangements by New York Voices and celebrated Scottish saxophonist Duncan Lamont. Ed has also played piano and keyboards on the debut album If I Knew by Chris Read, as well as engineering and mixing parts of the album.
Ed has performed across London at the Pizza Express Live jazz clubs, the Jazz Cafe, Ronnie Scott’s, the Vortex Jazz Bar and Kansas Smitty’s, having also appeared at jazz festivals in Cheltenham and Montreux, Switzerland. He has recently begun a PhD in jazz and Brazilian music and is currently training as a percussionist in the carnival samba outfit Rhythms of the City. Ed is also a tutor on the MEHr Clef and MHMT jazz summer schools and teaches classical, jazz and pop piano at Reigate Grammar School.