Ed Bentley - Pianist
Ed Bentley is a fine Pianist/Organist/Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist known principally for his work on Jazz Piano and Hammond Organ despite his early start with the double bass and electric bass at the age of 14 and acoustic and electric guitars at the age of 18. Ed arrived in England in 1971. Working musicians rated him as soon as he arrived, since then he has been winning friends all over England, Europe, the USA and most parts of the world with his music.
Eds Big Band, Quintet, Quartet and Trio has also played places like Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Dean Street, 100 Club Oxford Street, The Jazz Cafe Camden Town and the Royal Festival Hall to mention just a few of his regular venues in London.
Jazz Festivals and Tours in the UK and Europe include top venues like Dennis Swing Club, The Fabric and Uncle Po in Hamburg, The Quarter Latin, Eierschalle, Joe's Beer Salon and the Talk of the Town in Berlin Germany were among his gig list. Top venues in Italy, France and Holland have been regular in his diary.
Ed has also worked with top artists including a World Tour with Deniece Williams, Irene Reed (Count Basie Band), Percy Sledge, Guitar Legend Al Casey, Bobby Watson, Michael Hashim and the late George Williams from the Tymes with whom he had a commercial hit, which Ed wrote "Never Again" which stayed in the National Charts Top Twenty for ten weeks, to mention a few artists in the U.S.A. Ed has also worked with top artists in the UK, Europe, Australia, Far East and Africa.