Born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, Ed Pavy was surrounded by music from an early age and spent hours listening to Motown artists like Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding. Inspired by the blues styles of Mike Bloomfield, Eric Clapton and B.B. King, he picked up his first guitar when he was eight years old. In his teens, Ed moved into jazz and fusion, tapping into the music of Charlie Parker, Larry Carlton and Robben Ford.
Ed’s formal study of music continued at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he graduated with a Diploma in Orchestration, Modern Harmony, Arranging & Improvisation. He then studied with Joe Pass, Don Mock, Scott Henderson and Robben Ford at The Musician’s Institute of Hollywood, California. Returning to Canada, Ed attended York University in Toronto, Ontario, where he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Computer Sciences.
Working as both a solo performer and a sideman, Ed has toured throughout the United States and Canada. He now lives in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, Canada, where he works as a supply teacher.