Biography

     Edward RosenBerg III is a composer/performer currently residing in New York City. He studied saxophone at the Eastman School of Music, composition at Queens College and counterpoint with Paul Caputo.  He is currently pursuing a PhD in Composition at Stony Brook University.

     Edward has performed as a saxophonist/clarinetist/beat-boxer with a variety of jazz/rock/new-music groups including: Anti-Social Music, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Asphalt Orchestra, Fireworks Ensemble, Talking Band, Amy Lynn & The Gunshow, Euphonique Saxophone Quartet, Ensemble Signal, Liz Roche Dance Company, and the Bottleote Music Collective in Dublin.  In 2013, Edward took up the hammered dulcimer and performed with the Metawee River Theater Company for their summer tour.

     Ed is a founding member of the instrumental prog-jazz-metal group, Jerseyband. The group has recorded 7 albums and played throughout the US and Europe. Edward also enjoys making grind-core music with Heart of Barf, and meditative drone-based prog-rock with Glue Gun Optimism. In his spare time, Ed also makes children's music with his sister in The Green Orbs.

     In addition to writing music for his own groups, Ed composes regularly in a variety of other contexts. His works have been performed by the Second Instrumental Unit, the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Anti-Social Music, and the Tokyo Brass Arts Orchestra, among others.

     Ed also teaches privately in New York City. In 2005, he co-authored a method book with Walt Weiskopf entitled Beyond The Horn, published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz. At Stony Brook, Ed has taught a variety of courses in the music department.