Ed KornhauserEd Kornhauser

San Diego based pianist Ed Kornhauser holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University. Primarily a jazz pianist, he has studied the language, vocabulary, and repertoire of classic jazz, as well as those of the modern. Working as a freelance musician in the greater San Diego area, Ed Kornhauser can be found backing a variety of local musicians and playing a diverse selection of music. As an accompanist, he can be heard behind several vocalists including Leonard Patton and Amelia Browning. Ed Kornhauser also holds the piano chair the drummer-led Matt Smith Neu Jazz trio, which fuses swinging jazz with an indie-pop vibe, and plays on both releases: “Shorthanded” (2013) and “Retrograde” (2016). In addition, he plays keyboards for several local bands including Jesse Lamonaca and the Dime Novels, Juice Box, and Nexus 4000. He is the staff accompanist at Unity Way Church in Vista, CA, and plays frequently at weddings and other private events.


"He was wonderful!"

Gail F, Private Party
December 2023

"They were fabulous!"

Gail F, Private Party
December 2021