About Jonathan Edwards
Multi-instrumentalist/producer Jonathan Edwards was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, raised in Sydney, Nova Scotia, spent many years in the Halifax area and now calls Ottawa, Ontario home. With nearly 20 years of professional experience, Jonathan has had a varied and multifaceted music career covering stage, theatre, recording, and TV performances.
Jonathan has been known mostly as a bassist and backing vocalist, particularly with the fretless 6 string bass he has used to back up many acoustic-based artists over the years. However, in addition to his bass work, Jonathan has contributed much stylish and tasteful acoustic and electric guitar playing on the recordings he has produced from his studio, Corvidae Music, along with regular forays into mandolin, keyboards, Turkish oud, and percussion.
Career highlights include three East Coast Music Award nominated albums as bassist with Juno award winning Halifax-based singer/songwriter Amelia Curran, as well as producing, engineering and playing on the Canadian Aboriginal Music Award nominated “Hold On Forever” by Ottawa-based singer/songwriter John Boudrias in 2009.
Currently, the focus of Jonathan's work is on two Ottawa-based projects; he is bassist and musical director for country artist Drake Jensen, as well as multi-intstrumentalist/producer for the indie rock duo Sills and Smith. 2011 was a stellar year for Jonathan and Corvidae, seeing the release of Sills and Smith's acclaimed Uncertain Vista album, along with sessions with Rich Haller and much pre-production work with Drake Jensen.
2012 promises to be an even bigger year for Jonathan as he hits the road with Drake Jensen and the release of Sills and Smith's second album.