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Welcome to Brent Edstrom.com. I am a jazz pianist, composer, and arranger with many years of music industry experience. Recent highlights of my work include national tours with Motown star Freda Payne, jazz band arrangements commissioned for a gala concert honoring Clint Eastwood, a commission for an American Idol concert with the Dallas Symphony, books published by Oxford University Press, Hal Leonard Publishing, Thomson Course Technology, and Artist Pro/Mix, and live performances with many notable players including John Clayton, Carmen Bradford, Jon Faddis, Clark Terry, and many others. (See the bio page for more information). I perform frequently as a solo pianist, with my trio, and with jazz bands and symphony orchestras.
In addition to my work as a pianist, composer, and orchestrator, I also enjoy writing art music for a variety of solo, chamber, and orchestral configurations. Highlights of art music compositions include nationwide performances of my Sonata for French Horn and Piano (recently featured by Dr. Jeffrey Snedeker in a review in Horn Call, journal of the International Horn Society) and orchestral works performed by symphonies including Orchestra Seattle and the Coeur d' Alene Symphony).
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work as a session keyboardist, composer, and orchestrator for many commercial music projects. Highlights include work as a orchestrator and keyboardist for Carolina Preserves, an hour-long TV movie for NCTV, and national projects for Hal Leonard Corporation, ArtistPro/Mix, and Thomson/Cengage.
I am always interested to explore new projects and can be reached via the contacts page.