Ed Soph is one of the most respected and influential drum set educators in the world. His former students at the University of North Texas include Earl Harvin, Ari Hoenig, Keith Carlock, Jason Sutter, Bill Campbell, Blair Sinta, Rich Redmond, Brian Delaney and Stockton Helbing. Ed participated for many years in the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops where he taught John “J.R.” Robinson and Steve Houghton. Ed’s own career includes playing and recording with the big bands of Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Bill Watrous, and Clark Terry; and, combos with Joe Henderson, Bill Evans, Lee Konitz, Randy Brecker, Marvin Stamm, Bobby Shew, Cedar Walton, David Liebman, Eddie Gomez, and Carl Fontana.
Ed was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society’s Hall of Fame in 2016.