Ed Saindon

Coming from the “four mallet school,” Ed Saindon has developed and continues to refine a pianistic approach to mallet playing which involves a consistent utilization of all four mallets along with a variety of dampening techniques. Saindon has absorbed and transferred the influences from the piano lineage that stretches from Waller and Tatum up to the present. Originally a drummer, Saindon began playing the vibraphone along with piano while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston from 1972-1976.

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“a master of the four mallet technique” --Jazz Times

“a marvelous technician” --CD Review

“an astounding solo performance” --Jazz Journal (UK)

“virtuosic playing” --Penguin Guide to Jazz

“exquisite touch of a world-class musician” --Jazziz

“elegant, pianistic, four mallet vibist” --All Music Guide

“Ed Saindon and Kenny Werner complement each other so well that at times it becomes difficult to tell where one ends and the other begins.” --JazzReview.com

”Ed Saindon's piano playing is a blend between Bill Evans and Richie Beirach.” -- Weekend Jazz (Japan)

“an original approach to the vibraphone...Saindon has adapted and developed his self- styled pianistic approach.” --DownBeat

“over the years, Saindon has developed his “piano style” vibraphone technique…a wonderful tribute to the potential of the vibraphone.” --Percussive Notes

Primary Instrument

Vibraphone

Location

Methuen, MA

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

Professor at Berklee College of Music where he has been teaching since 1976. Has taught ear training, solfege, improvisation, ensemble, lessons on vibraphone, marimba, drums and piano.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Ed Saindon is a clinician sponsored by Yamaha and Vic Firth. Clinics cover vibraphone, marimba, drums and piano. Clinics on jazz theory and improvisation for all instrumentalists also available.

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