Ed Barrett is a critically acclaimed, in demand jazz guitarist currently residing in New Orleans, Louisiana. Barrett a graduate of the world reknown Berklee College of Music (guitar performance), and the University of New Orleans (MM Jazz Studies) brings a thorough, deep understanding and appreciation of all the past and present masters to the foundation of his concept. His music is a current,thoughtful and expressive continuation of the great jazz guitar tradition. A passionate performer,and life long student of jazz guitar his music bears the influence of Ed Bickert, Grant Green,Wes Montgomery, Barney Kessel etc. And lies somewhere between the mainstream jazz and progressive jazz catagories. Utilizing a warm,clean tone, and an exciting rhythmic and harmonic approach,fans of classic archtop jazz guitar will be overjoyed at discovering this upcoming artist.Whether playin' cool or burnin' his open minded, open ears, heart strong approach to the instrument and genre creates a vital and invigorating listening experience.