Ed Metz JrBorn in Allentown, PA and raised in Ann Arbor, MI, “Little Eddie” was given his first pair of drumsticks at the age of three from the drummer in his Dad’s dixieland band. At the age of 12 he played his first professional job and hasn’t stopped since!

Known for his rock solid time and swinging musical approach, Eddie has become the drummer of choice for many jazz performers.  A short list includes such names as Dick Hyman, Warren Vache’, Jr., Chick Corea, Michael Feinstein, The Woody Herman Orchestra, Clark Terry, Arturo Sandoval, Scott Hamilton, Bill Allred, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ralph Sutton, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Buddy Morrow, Eddie Higgins, Ken Peplowski, Tommy Newsom, Wycliff Gordon, Kenny Drew, Jr., Bob Wilber, Kenny Davern, Milt Hinton, and many more.

Over the past fifteen years, Eddie has recorded on several labels including Arbors Jazz, Fantasy, Apple Jazz and many others produced by independent artists. In 2008, Eddie and his trio, the sensational Rossano Sportiello on piano and the wonderful Nicki Parrott on bass were asked to record on Arbors Records.

For the past 24 years Eddie has lived in the Orlando, Florida area where he spent 14 years as a full time staff musician at Walt Disney World. He continues to expand his career with Studio recordings, Jazz Festivals, Jazz Parties and Cruises, as well as many private events throughout the year