Devastated to learn of the passing of musician and conductor Edward Elder in Portland, Oregon.
I met Ed when he become part of the PHAME arts community in the fall of 2011. Ed immediately became an engaged, motivated musician - always eager to learn and grow. He conducted the PHAME Choir at several events, sang in the PHAME auditioned vocal and instrumental combo, and loved giving me a hard time about how I was always drinking coffee at all hours of the day, and hey, since I was likely on my way to a Starbucks some time soon, could I pick him up please a Venti caramel macchiato?
Ed had an unshakeable faith and unmissable humor.
Ed, you will always be one of one. From all of us other musicians who got to collaborate and make music together: we love you, and you are missed. #edward #gratitude #onesound #portland #phamepdx #phame #myheart #music #together #onecommunity