Hartman, Ed

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Born: August 13, 1957

Country: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Studies: Indiana University


Website: http://www.edhartmanmusic.com/

Ed Hartman has scored music for film, T.V., radio, and even a planetarium. (see credits below)

Performance: Ed Hartman has recorded and performed with numerous bands, orchestras, dance and theatre co’s including: Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel, Tickle Tune Typhoon, and Ellipsis. In the Northwest, he has become a top freelance percussionist and recording artist. As a soloist, Ed has performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in NYC. His own bands The Olympic Marimba Band (World) and Northwest Passage (Jazz) perform music from around the world. Ed also performs as a solo one-man-band at concerts, fairs, festivals, schools, colleges and events of all kinds.

Education/Teaching: Originally from Evanston, Illinois (near Chicago), Ed started his music career studying with Fred Silver (jazz drummer), and Al Skinner (mallet performer - a student of Claire Musser). He was also influenced by percussion instructors from nearby Northwestern University, Dan Spaulding and Randy Hogancamp. One other exceptional compositional influence was Don Owens (jazz band, contemporary music ensemble, and electronic music instructor). Ed received his degree in percussion from Indiana University, studying with Richard Johnson.

Ed Hartman has written articles, sheet music and books about music for Olympic Publications, and C. Alan Publications. His albums "The River", "Northwest Passage", and "Marimbells of Christmas" have received national critical acclaim.[1]

Works for Percussion

A Diminishing 5th of Gin & Tonic - Marimba; Vibraphone; Timpani; Multiple Percussion; with Strings
First Flight - Marimba
Improvisation for Klaus - Marimba
Partita in D minor (Hartman) - Marimba - Vibraphone
Suite No.2 (Hartman) - Marimba
Suite for Marimba/Vibraphone - Marimba - Vibraphone
The Bells - Percussion Quartet; Voice
The River - Multiple Percussion; with Tape


  1. Ed Hartman Bio Retrieved 06/14/2012