Ed Henderson

Ed Henderson


“Ed’s playing feels, at the same time, both deeply significant and pleasantly accessible. To create this feeling in your music is, of course, the Holy Grail of music creation… sounds like a Classical Composer who plays Fingerstyle Guitar”, “The emotion, the technique, the time feel, passion and love in this music is killing.
To hear music so pure and uncomplicated by todays standards is really a treat.


Ed performs solo acoustic guitar music from his first solo CD – INTIMATE, selections from his soon to be released second solo CD and a few pieces from the masters - you can expect an evening of delicious and ferocious guitar music and some stories too.

He has an extensive background as a composer/arranger/orchestrator, guitarist/performer, musical director and music producer in theatre, film and the concert stage and is now showcasing his considerable talents as a solo guitarist.

Ed has performed with his brother Bill’s Canadian Classic bock band Chilliwack since 1996, also performs with Tangissimo, The Vancouver Symphony, The Vancouver Chamber Choir, Ann Mortifee, Paul Horn and many more. His choral scores are sung all over North America, has composed scores for many documentaries (CBC, CTV, BRAVO, Knowledge, Vision etc…) and theatre productions (Stratford, Arts Club), he orchestrated many of the Olympic Anthems the VSO for Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics and is the winner of numerous awards: Juno, Leo, Jessie, Dora Mavor Moore, Cannes plus many other broadcast awards

See and hear more at:

Contact Robert Missen at (905) 632-6047 rmissen@sympatico.ca

Choral scores published by Schirmer/ Hal Leonard, Cypress, Santa Barbara and earthsongs.

Ed is an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre and member of the League of Canadian Composers


Selected discography:

• Intimate, Ed Henderson – solo guitar music (much airplay in Canada, sold worldwide through CD Baby)
• In Love with the Mystery – Ann Mortifee, Paul Horn, Miles Black and Ed Henderson (accomanies book of same title - Amazon)
• Chasing the Tango High, Tangissimo – recorded live in Buenos Aires with Piazzolla and Salgan alumni (much airplay in Canada)
• There and back, Chilliwack – selections of Chilliwack hits recorded live all across Canada (lot’s of airplay in Canada)
• Into the Heart of the Sangoma, Ann Mortifee – (live and studio recordings – www.annmortifee.com) performed and co-produced
• El Camino Real, Ancient Cultures – Juno winner - performer and producer (much airplay in Canada and Europe)

Produced and performed on many more recordings…