Performer | Composer | Bandleader
Tricia Edwards’ musical journey has taken many diverse paths. With formative years spent
training and performing in the classical realm, to more recent years playing in the jazz idiom, to
her current passion in exploring the world of latin music, Tricia seeks to incorporate all of these
languages into her musical expression.
She earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano performance from the University of
Alberta, with summer studies at the Banff Centre and Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. During
this time she was a national finalist in the Canadian Music Competition and performed with the
University of Alberta Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Sinfonietta.
Studies in jazz resulted in the release in 2008 of her debut jazz recording “Joyspring.”
Tricia now maintains a full schedule based in Calgary, working as a solo artist, as leader of her
own jazz trio/quartet, as a classical collaborative pianist and as the bandleader of the salsa
Her sophomore recording “Intaglios”, released January 2018, sought to blend her three musical
passions for classical, jazz and latin genres and met with a great reception, including charting
on the National Earshot jazz charts for the weeks of March 13 and May 15 2018. “Intaglios”
was also awarded a Gold Medal for album and composition in September 2018 from the Global
Music Awards and won MusicYYC’s Best Jazz Recording of the Year for 2018.
“Tricia Edward with her album Intaglios has given us a product of very high caliber with very
interesting and challenging compositions and arrangements, with a way of playing using the
Cuban montuno very effectively. Highly recommended! – Hilario Durán, Cuban Canadian Pianist,
“Tricia comes through, with intriguing compositions and encompassing command of the form in both her playing and arranging. A powerful statement.” – Peter Zak, New York-based jazz pianist and composer