Black Studies Program

Eddie Bayard

Eddie Bayard is a very gifted and exciting reedman. With over ten years experience, he has become one of the most talented young lions in the nation. He has toured Europe with various jazz groups, and has recently shared the stage with the likes of Marlon Jordan and Gary Bartz. Edwin has played with alto saxophonist Wes Anderson (Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra), the late great jazz vocalist Betty Carter, and Jazz Heritage Orchestra trumpeter Pharez Whitted among others. Eddie is currently gearing up for his first recording as a leader as well as playing with various groups around the country.