San Diego based pianist Ed Kornhauser holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University.  Primarily a jazz pianist, he has studied the language, vocabulary, and repertoire of classic jazz, as well as those of the modern.  Working as a freelance musician in the greater San Diego area,  Ed can be found backing a variety of local musicians and playing a diverse selection of music.  As an accompanist, he can be heard behind several vocalists including Leonard Patton and Whitney Shay.  Ed also holds the piano chair the the drummer-led Matt Smith Neu Jazz trio, which fuses swinging jazz with an indie-pop vibe, and plays on all three releases: “Shorthanded” (2013), “RETROgrade” (2016), and “I.Am.Calm” (2017).  He is the staff accompanist at Unity Way Church in Vista, CA, and plays frequently at weddings and other private events.