Ed was introduced to the bass at the age of 8 through a grade school music program.  It was a natural fit and by age 12 he performed at his first paying gig.  At the age of 14 Ed was routinely playing at jazz and blues clubs throughout northern New Jersey.

Ed was awarded a scholarship to attend The Juilliard School of Music, starting when he was in the 8th grade, going to school at night in the Extension Division after finishing his regular school day.  He went to NYC on the bus about 2-3 days a week for 5 years, and finally finished up his studies 6 months after graduating, leading to his long career in music.

For most of his teens and throughout his 20′s Ed was a traditional jazz bassist, working in groups from as small as a piano duo to a 22 piece big band. Most of these gigs required pretty extensive reading and working through arrangements, and fortunately his schooling has left him well prepared in his sight reading skills.   As Ed went into his 30′ and 40′s, the music definitely became more fusion driven, a mix of jazz and R&B/funk, but really still based on improvisation and group playing.

Sample Song List

Almost In your Arms
Black Orpheus (manha de carnival)
Can't Get Out Of This Mood
Historic D'un Amour
I just Wanna Make Love To You
It's Alright With Me
La Vie En Rose
Lover Come Back to Me
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Perhaps- Perhaps- Perhaps-
Route 66
Secret Love
Shiny Stockings
Somethings Gotta Give
Speak Low
You and The Night and The Music
You Better Love Me While You May             
You'll Never Get to Heaven (if you break my heart)

Tempe Otto is a celebrated Atlanta vocalist having performed in most of the high end ‘Jazz Rooms’ in this musically vibrant city. Tempe’s musicianship and style cross comfortably from Classic European flavors such as French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, to Brazilian Bossa Nova, and straight-ahead American Jazz Standards. Her smooth, rich vocals compliment her masterful interpretation of lyric for which her classic song list deserves.
This musical trip around the world truly will take you to another place and time. Her audiences are pleasantly surprised during certain numbers as she extends to a global stage with a cabaret accent adding rhythm from her Spanish castanets and artistic dancing.
Tempe's latest collaboration with the Jazz Syndicate promises to be an unforgettable musical experience.

Featuring Tempe Otto

Bassist Ed Goode

Ed Goode - bassist