W.J. Edward Emerson

W.J. Edward Emerson, Audio Mentor, is a Boston-based drummer and audio engineer. Not originally from here, he moved to Boston in 2008 to pursue a bachelor’s degree in performance and music production and engineering at Berklee College of Music. After graduating, he went on to work as an engineer at several of Boston’s historic venues, including the Regatta Bar and Paradise Rock Club. Ed has worked with a diverse array of performers, from mixing monitors for singer James Bay and rap duo Run the Jewels to mixing front of house for jazz legends like Ron Carter, Wayne Krantz, and Kenny Garret. He has also played drums for seminal artists like Simon Shaheen, Mulatu Astatke, and Masary Studios. Since joining ZUMIX in 2019, he has continued to play drums for Kina Zoré, a Mozambican band that performs throughout New England.