'Marimbells of Christmas' has been heard on television, 'Twas the Night' (HBO) and 'Passions', (NBC), and in the motion pictures, 'Surviving Christmas' (Dreamworks). Ed Hartman performs a brilliant tour de force program of Christmas music on a huge variety of percussion instruments. This brand new digital recording of seasonal favorites features marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, bells, crotales, chimes, timpani, and percussion. This recording is absolutely unique and sure to become a seasonal favorite! Reviews: 'Superb... First rate. Tasteful and fresh approaches to familiar holiday music' -Victory Music 'Quite good...sensitive playing.' -Seattle Weekly Ed Hartman Biography: Performance: Ed Hartman has recorded and performed with numerous bands, orchestras, dance and theatre co's including: Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel, Tickle Tune Typhoon, and Ellipsis. In the Northwest, he has become a top freelance percussionist and recording artist. As a soloist, Ed has performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in NYC. His own bands, The Olympic Marimba Band and Northwest Passage, perform music from around the world. Education/Teaching: Originally from Chicago, Ed received his degree in percussion from Indiana University. Ed Hartman has written articles, sheet music and books about music for Olympic Publications, and C. Alan Publications. His albums 'The River', and 'Northwest Passage', have received national critical acclaim. Other film credits include: 'Mini's First Time' (Arclight Films). He has scored music for T.V., radio, and even a planetarium. Ed is currently touring nationally as a YAMAHA performing artist and clinician. Ed also endorses Mike Balter mallets.