Bassist / Composer
Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Edwin was exposed to music early on.
He has lived in Austin, TX & New Orleans, LA, and now resides in Los Angeles, CA.
In his various travels he has played and recorded with many notable artists and greats.
He has performed and/or recorded with:
Elvin Jones, Ellis, Delfeayo, and Jason Marsalis, The Headhunters, Los Hombres Calientes (Grammy nominated Latin Jazz album), Bill Summers, Munyungo Jackson, Donald Harrison, Jr., Alvin Batiste, Ronnie Laws, Debra Laws, Lionel Loueke, D.J. Logic, David ”Fathead” Newman, John Beasley, The MONK'estra, Otmaro Ruiz, Mike Garson, Russell Ferrante, Sadao Watanabe, Justo Almario, Leni Stern, Kevin Toney of The Blackbyrds, Dave Weckl, Will Kennedy, Peter Erskine, Vince Wilburn, Jr., Jimmy Branly, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Tootie Heath, Dave Weckl, Joe LaBarbera, Hot Buttered Rhythm, Gecko Turner, Henry Butler, James Clay, Barbara Morrison, Queen Latifah, The Wichita symphony Orchestra, The Afro-American Chamber Music Society Orchestra, Catina DeLuna & Lado B Brazilian Project (Grammy nominated best arrangment), The Benjamin Wright Orchestra(Raphael Saadiq, Justin Timberlake, Will.I.Am, Brian McKnight, Mary J Blige, Aretha Franklin), Dave Slonaker Big Band(Grammy nominated large ensemble album) Vince Mendoza, Bob Mintzer(Grammy nominated large ensemble album) , Yellowjackets, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jovanotti, Keiko Matsui, Melody Gardot, Seal, Natalie Cole, Ben Vereen, Sadao Watanabe, Frankie Valli, Thelma Houston and many others.
In addition to a full playing, touring, and recording career he is on the faculty at the USC Thornton School of Music, teaching bass & small ensembles in the jazz studies department. He is also on faculty at The California Institute of the Arts(CalArts) teaching core curriculum, ensembles and bass.
He holds an MFA in Perfomer/Composer from The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).
Edwin has appeared in several feature films, including Ray, Dreamgirls, Dolemite Is My Name, and Low Down, he has also performed on NBC LIVE Jesus Christ Superstar with John Legend, Sara Bareilles, & Brandon Victor Dixon. He's performed with Seal on The Late Late Show with James Corden, with Melody Gardot on Later...with Jools Holland, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, LIVE with Regis and Kelly and the A & E show Private Sessions with Queen Latifah.
He has two CD’s as a leader performing original music, The Edwin Livingston Group and Transitions.