|Edward Resto – Bass
Born and raised in Manhattan, New York, Eddie Resto is one of most well-known bassist in Latin Jazz industry. After he learned how to play bass from his grandfather, he played professionally quickly after that. After his first gig at the age of 15, he performed, toured, taught and recorded around the world. Edward Resto played with the hugely popular Afro Latin jazz orchestra “The Machito Orchestra”, led by Latin Jazz giant, Mario Bauzá when he was 17. At the tender age of nineteen, Eddie Resto joined the Eddie Palmieri Orchestra, had immense exposure performing and sharing the stage, recording, and touring with such notable artists Ruben Blades, Sonny Stitt, Tito Puente, Joe Cuba, Dizzy Guillespie, Mongo Santamaria, Tania Maria, Airto and Flora Purim, Celia Cruz, Ray Barretto, Carlos Santana, Hector LaVoe, Bobby Capo, Jaco Pastorius, Jose Fajardo, Mon Rivera, Willie Colon, Manny Oquendo y Libre, Bobby Capo, Dexter Gordon, John Faddis, La Sonora Matancera, Hilton Ruiz, Ismael Rivera, Soledad Bravo, Candido, Jorge Dalto, Charlie Palmieri, Cortijo, Puntilla, Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez, La Lupe and many others.
Resto then moved to Los Angeles in 1988 and continued to perform, tour and record, working with local talent such as Justo Almario, Alex Acuña, Larry Coryell, Strunz and Farah, Liz Torres, Marilyn McCoo, Luis Conte, Chick Corea, Oscar Hernández, Poncho Sanchez, Rene Touzet, Francisco Aguabella, Joni Mitchell, the Estrada Brothers, Patato Valdez, Cal Tjader, Armando Perazza, Herbie Hancock, Rita Moreno, John Santos, Dave Pike, Bobby Shew, Shakira, Dave Samuels and “the Caribbean Jazz Project”, Paul Simon and many other stars of Latin and world music.
Eddie Resto has an associate’s (AA) degree in music from Los Angeles Community College (L.A.C.C.). Resto went on to acquire a BM degree in jazz studies and performance at California State University of Los Angeles, where he also holds a Masters degree in Afro-Latin studies and performance from California State University of Los Angeles.