Ed Hartman

Ed Hartman

 Seattle, Washington, USA

Ed Hartman composes and performs music from around the world. As a performer he plays a 7 & 1/2 foot long Honduras Rosewood Marimba. Ed is a top percussionist in the NW, and has toured and performed with a variety of artists. As a composer Ed writes orchestral, jazz and electronic music.


Media Credits: Ed has scored music for film, T.V., radio, and even a planetarium. His music has been heard in the motion pictures "The Blind Side" and "Scooby Doo, The Mystery Begins" (Warner Bros.), "Surviving Christmas" (Dreamworks), "Mini's First Time" (Bold Films), "Forbidden Fruit" (Jeff Madsen Productions), and "The Parlyzing Agent" (Z Flight Productions). Ed scored music for the the documentary: "Project Colombia" (The MapMakers) and the short film "End Zone" (Seattle International Fly Film Festival) along with incidental music for the feature "Fitz" (Who Made Who Productions) - 2008 Alberta Film and Television Awards Nominee: Best Feature Film). Ed's music has been on television, including: "Twas the Night", "Katie Morgan", Big Love (HBO) and "Passions" (NBC), "Doc-Block" (MSNBC), "Greek" (ABC Family) , "Emeril Green" (GREEN), "Nature" (PBS), "Channel 5 Takes Latin", "Relic Hunter " (TRAVEL), "Shalom In The Home" (TLC), and Current TV.


Anthony Braxton Composition 96 Leo CDLR169 1982
Ellipsis Ellipsis Flying Fish 1984
Mike Stern Amigo Mike Stern 1985
Steve Kinzie Breathe Together Steve Kinzie 1986
Ed Hartman The River Olympic Records1986
Eric Tingstad/Nancy Rumbel Legends Narada 1988
Narada Collection, Vol. 2 Various Artists Marimba 1989
Ed Hartman Beg. Guide To Mallet Inst. Olympic Records VIDEO 1989
Buck N' Hank The Ballad Of Agent 481 Cargo Network1990
Rodney Miller Rodney Miller Band Sage Recording 1990
Narada Collection, Vol. 3 Various Artists Percussion 1991
Ed Hartman Marimbells Of Christmas Olympic Records 1991
Unravelin' John O'Connor Percussion, Drums 1991
Tickle Toon Typhoon Heart And Hands T. T. Typhoon 1991
Kimbal Dykes Elan Records 1993
Ed Hartman Northwest Passage Olympic Records 1993
Bakra-Bata Music For Bad Guys Bakra Bata 1994
Bakra-Bata Blessings In Disguise Bakra Bata 1994
Nancy Rumbel Notes From The Tree Of Life Narada 1995
David Lanz Sacred Road Narada 1996
Eric Tingstad/Nancy Rumbel American Acoustic Narada 1998
Cheery, Vol. 1 Various Artists Performer 2000
Singing Science: Tickle Tune Typhoon Various Artists Percussion, Marimba 2002
Hearts and Hands Percussion, Marimba 2002
Mike Stern Dance Mike Stern 2003

Set List

Ed Hartman and The Olympic Marimba band perform a variety of original and well known music from around the world. The band performs Brazilian Sambas, African-World Groove music, Caribbean Calypsos, Cuban Latin Jazz, and Swing.