Edward Lister is a U.K born trumpeter, composer & educator who has been playing professionally since the age of 15. Edward graduated with a BA Hons degree in Jazz performance & composition studies from Leeds College of Music (U.K). Edward has been based out of Ottawa, Canada since 2011 and currently runs numerous ensembles and Theatre shows including 'Decades of Bond' a tribute to the music of James Bond and 'Sly High', a tribute to the music of Sly & the Family Stone through his Entertainment company 'Ed Lister Music'.
Since moving to Ottawa, Canada in 2011, Ed has performed and collaborated with a number of incredible North American musicians including Jann Arden, Sloan (Canadian rock legends), Jerry Granelli (Canadian drummer and composer who's best known work is the Charlie Brown Christmas) and the Temptation. Ed has also created many projects that were made possible by the opportunities and creative spaces that this city provides. These projects include his 11 piece 'Prime Rib Big Band' which has performed many shows since the bands formation in 2017 including a standing monthly residency at the iconic 'Irene's Pub' in Ottawa. Ed performs as a session musician in many other bands and ensembles in Ottawa. Ed's time is split equally between performance and composition. Ed's music has been featured many times over the last 8 years on CBC radio, CTV, Rogers T.V, Ottawa University CHUO & Carleton CKCU radio and the Ottawa Citizen to name a few. Ed also runs the Carleton University Jazz Ensemble which specializes in Big Band performance and original compositions.