Ed Hartman performs and composes music of many styles, including jazz, Latin, world, and classical. As a performer, he plays marimba and vibes as a soloist and with his band. As a composer, he creates music for film, TV, and media of all kinds.

See also: edhartmanmusic.com for original music sorted by style.

Ed Hartman Biography

Ed Hartman scores percussive, orchestral, jazz, pop, rock, Latin, world and electronic music.

Ed Hartman is a composer in Seattle, Washington, with a widely varied musical background. Ed's recording facility includes a very large array of real percussion instruments (marimba/vibes, hand drums, world percussion, etc.).

Media Credits: Ed has scored music for T.V., radio, and even a planetarium. His music has been heard in the motion pictures, "The Blind Side", "Scooby Doo-The Mystery Begins" (Warner Bros.), "Surviving Christmas" (Dreamworks) and "Mini's First Time" (Bold Films). Recently, Ed scored incidental music for the feature "Fitz" (Who Made Who Productions) - 2008 Alberta Film and Television Awards Nominee: Best Feature Film) and the complete score for the short film "End Zone" (Seattle International Fly Film Festival).
On television, you can hear Ed on "Twas the Night", "Katie Morgan", "Big Love" (HBO) and "Passions", (NBC), "Doc-Block" (MSNBC), "Greek" (ABC Family) , "Nature" (PBS), "Scarred" (MTV), "Channel 5 Takes Latin" (TRAVEL),
Corporate use of Ed's music includes: Parragon Books, Ltd., Lavinia Productions S. L.C., Modem Media, 3CIM Inc., and Tarinatalo OY, Storyhouse LTD.
He is regularly scoring music for films, television and radio. Contact us for latest projects.

Ed Hartman has recorded and performed with numerous bands, orchestras, dance and theatre co's including: Grammy winning artists, Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel, Tickle Tune Typhoon, and Ellipsis.

Originally from Chicago, Ed received his degree in percussion from Indiana University. Ed Hartman has written articles, sheet music and books about music for Olympic Publications, and C. Alan Publications. His albums "The River", "Northwest Passage", and "Marimbells of Christmas" have received national critical acclaim.
Ed Hartman is a YAMAHA performing artist and clinician, and also endorses Mike Balter mallets.

  • Member Since: 2005
  • Last Login: 1/12/2022
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