Edward Gavitt is a Dominican-American guitarist, composer, audio engineer, and educator based in New York. He holds a BFA Jazz Performance degree from CUNY City College of New York, and an MA Music degree from City College of New York where he jointly worked on degree credits at the acclaimed CUNY Graduate Center department of music theory.
Edward has had the chance to perform with musicians including Anna Webber, Tyshawn Sorey, Tom Rainey, Ingrid Laubrock, Jacob Sacks, Jason Rigby, and many more. He has performed at many notable music venues including The Jazz Gallery, Yale University, The New School (The Glassbox), The Stone, Shapeshifter Lab, and Greenwich House Music School. He has also played in groups opening for acts including the Marvin Stamm Quartet, the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, and the Theo Bleckmann & Ben Monder Duo. Edward also has experience and a strong background performing in non-jazz or improvised music settings including musical theatre, classical, hip-hop, rock, and metal.
Edward has also found a passion for audio engineering, serving as the operations manager and main sound engineer at The Jazz Gallery. Edward has also recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered a number of commercial and non-commercial releases. Most notably, Edward worked as recording engineer on the recently Latin Grammy nominated album El Arte Del Bolero by Miguel Zenon and Luis Perdomo.
As an educator, Edward has taught at The City College of New York, and teaches privately as well as out of various music schools and academies in New York as well as online.
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