Born and raised in New York City, Eddie has been a professional musician since 1985. Eddie’s first exposure to Rock & Roll came at an early age, listening to his older brother’s band rehearsing in their parents’ basement.
Eddie got his first guitar in high school, and within three years he found himself out on the road with Baretta Red, a top forty cover band. He then joined an all original metal band that went on to sign a recording contract with Metal Blade Records. It was during these recording sessions that Eddie found his affinity for engineering and producing. After everyone would leave the studio for the day, Eddie would sneak back in and rework the tracks himself. Since that experience, Eddie has played on, engineered or produced more than 500 recording projects. Eddie has owned and operated The Playroom, a full service recording and rehearsal studio in Charlotte, North Carolina, since 1994.
His clients have included 3 Doors Down, Jewel, Aaliyah, Buck Cherry, Kathy Matea, drummer Jim Brock and Smithereens sideman Jamie Hoover. He has also worked in various technical support roles for live shows with Kenny G, Phil Collins, Harry Connick Jr., Meatloaf, Metallica, Pantera, Smashing Pumpkins and Blues Traveler.
Eddie Z is a founding member of the band Charity Case, where he has served as Lead Guitarist, Music Director and Business Manager since the bands inception in 2000. The party band with a purpose, Charity Case continues to be the largest crowd draw in the Carolinas and has donated almost $1,000,000 to terminally ill and chronically disabled children.
He is also a published author having just contributed an essay to the Warren Publishing title, Faith Hope and Charity. A guitarist, bassist and mandolin player, Eddie Z resides in Tega Cay, South Carolina with son Alex and his significant other Vicki.