Pianist Chad Edwards has been active in the LA area jazz scene for over four decades, performing in a wide range of musical settings. While studying at Princeton University, he played with the jazz-rock band Spiral, as well as with guitarist Stanley Jordan, and then co-founded and toured with the fusion band Slow Burn after moving to LA. You can hear his work with the retro-jazz quintet Zen Dadio in the Academy Award-winning motion picture American Beauty.

His first CD "Resolution" received critical acclaim, featuring a mix of original compositions and fresh arrangements of jazz standards. 

Currently, he is playing with the San Gabriel Seven jazz band in LA, a tight ensemble with rhythm section and horns, with whom he has recorded a series of albums with a number of outstanding jazz vocalists, including Tierney Sutton, Sinne Eeg, Andrea Miller, Katie Campbell, and Femi Knight.

His second album as a leader, “Wyoming Roads”, is scheduled for release on May 17, 2024.

When he’s not playing music, Chad holds down the “NASA day gig” at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, figuring out new ways to explore Mars..