Ed MacEachen is a jazz guitarist who got his professional
start in 1977 in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio where he studied with Bill
D’Arrango (sideman with Ben Webster and Dizzy Gillespie). Ed moved to New York
in 1984 where he has worked in the bands of Jack McDuff, Chico Hamilton and
Erestine Anderson among many others. He
currently lives and performs in the New York city area. MacEachen can be heard on
"Starlight" with Eliot Zigmund and Steve Laspina on Ermitage Records
and on Bill Mobley’s “Singularity” on Space Time Records. He can also be heard on percussionist’s
Catherine Birrer’s “Weightless” with Mike Richmond and Danny Gottlieb as well
as on vocalist Elli Fordyce's "Songs of Spun Gold". MacEachen teaches both in the Mannes College
of Music extension division (since 1989) and in the New School for Jazz and
Contemporary Music program (since 1995).
Ed also holds a teaching position at the 92nd Street Y (since 1996), a
long established community center for music education.