Edwards has always been involved with a wide diversity of musical styles and situations. At home with composed and improvised music he is one of the busiest musicians on the scene. Involved in dozens of projects and groups, 2013 saw him performing at major festivals throughout Europe as well as in Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Canada, Russia …With the Stellari String Quartet he performed and gave master classes at the Luzerne Contemporary Music festival.
Probably best known for his work with Evan Parker, John Butcher, Peter Broetzmann, Roscoe Mitchell, Wadada Smith, Sonny Murray etc, he has been in groups such as God and B-shops for the Poor, while at present continues to collaborate with electro-accoustic composer John Wall, Robert Wyatt, Spring Heel Jack, FunDaMental and plays in groups with Mulatu Astatke, Louis Moholo, Marshall Allen, Ingrid Laubrock, Charles Hayward, to name a few… John Edwards is the everyman of music and in everything he does he brings a total commitment to creativity and beauty.
His solo CD “Volume” on Evan Parker’s PSI label is a masterwork of creativity.