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Ed Fast

Percussion, Latin Jazz

Since 1995, Ed Fast has been involved in a variety of musical projects throughout CT, NY and around the world. Most recently, Ed was the drummer on the national tour of Chicago and he recently performed with Chita Rivera on the national tour of A Dancer's Life. In New York, he performed on Broadway as the drummer for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Radio City Music Hall and a sub for Chicago. Ed also performed with Broadway touring shows in Moscow, China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan. He was Music Director of the Hartford-based youth group, Latin Flavor at the Havana International Festival of Jazz (Cuba).

In the Hartford area, Ed has performed with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and at the Mohegan Sun Casino with such stars as Aretha Franklin, Charo, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Paul Anka and Martin Short. Ed has performed at the Bushnell with many national Broadway tours including Wicked, ShowBoat, Music Man and West Side Story. Ed is the leader and founder of Conga-Bop, a latin jazz ensemble.

Ed studied with Alexander Lepak and holds a B.M. and M.M. from the Hartt School of Music.

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