William Edge is an American composer of ambient space music and smooth jazz. His soundscapes create an extraordinary and individual experience for the listener, and are ideal for TV and movie soundtracks as well as advertising commercials. Hear the entire William Edge catalog at www.soundsblue.com
Born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, he was surrounded from a young age by the roots sounds of the Deep South. First studying classical piano at the tender age of six and switching to jazz upon entering his teens, his muses included such legendary influences as Dave Brubeck, Ramsey Lewis and Stevie Wonder. After receiving an MBA from Florida State University, he embarked upon a career in computer technology, but his love of electronic music still remained a dominant force in his life.
His passion soon morphed from that of an avocation to lifelong profession, when he began composing the first of a series of works on the computer and creating his own record label, Sounds Blue Music, both of which culminated in the conception of an ambient-space-music trilogy, representing man's journey to the end of the universe and perfectly paralleling Edge's own sojourn through life.
My musical influences come from 3 sources: Blues and Jazz and performers like Ramsey Lewis, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dave Brubeck. I had a 'traditional' introduction to music and learned to love Bach (organ!) and Mozart. Finally - ambient artists like Brian Eno and William Orbit taught me that great music doesn't have to be large.
This is music by William Edge, the american space-ambient / smooth jazz composer. Visit www.soundsblue.com for background on this verstatile musician.
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