Brent Edstrom has published extensively including over 100 note-for-note transcriptions of the music of Art Tatum, Bill Evans, Kenny Barron, Oscar Peterson and others as well as 53 volumes for Hal Leonard Corporation’s Jazz Piano Series. Recent publications include Recording On a Budget and Arduino for Musicians: A Complete Guide to Arduino and Teensy Microcontrollers, distributed internationally by Oxford University Press, and Musicianship In the Digital Age, distributed by Thomson.
Edstrom received a bachelor of music degree in classical piano performance from Washington State University and a master of music degree in jazz studies and contemporary media from the Eastman School of Music. An active composer, Edstrom’s compositions and arrangements have been performed by numerous symphonies including the Dallas Symphony, Kentucky Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Spokane Symphony, and Orchestra Seattle. His compositions include works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, and jazz ensemble, and he recently finished a song cycle based on the writings of Willa Cather that premiered in Bordeaux, France last July. He was the Washington State Music Teachers Commissioned Composer of the Year for 2016-2017. Edstrom teaches composition, theory, and jazz studies at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA.
I enjoy performing as a soloist with symphony orchestras (including “pops” concerts and two original concerti for jazz piano and orchestra), jazz bands, and with my own trio. Solo performances include jazz and technology lecture recitals, solo jazz performances, and performances involving classical music and improvisation such as a Northwest Bach Festival performance with Horn virtuoso Richard Todd.