Ed Hartman Music



"I love Ed’s music & think some of his quirky instrumentation is truly inspired."


2/11/2010 - Lexington, Mass.

Drum Exchange Owner Takes Home $5,000 in Marketing Products from Vistaprint

Vistaprint USA, Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vistaprint N.V. (Nasdaq: VPRT), the company that provides high-impact personalized products and services for small businesses and the home, today announced the winners of the “Why I Love Vistaprint” video contest. Ed Hartman, owner of the Drum Exchange in Seattle was selected as the winner of $5,000 VistaBucks.
The video themed contest tasked Vistaprint’s loyal customer base to come up with the best short video that explained or demonstrated why they love Vistaprint. The company received some tremendous examples of the type of customers that market themselves passionately each and every day across the country, but ultimately, Hartman’s well produced video shot around his musical shop stood out among the rest.
“Mr. Hartman’s video embodied everything that we were looking for in the contest and he did a great job of showing off his entrepreneurial spirit,” said Vistaprint North America Chief Marketing Officer Trynka Shineman. “Many small business owners are faced with the difficult task of finding a marketing partner that works on their schedule and his video personifies this situation. At Vistaprint, we strive to eliminate this dilemma by offering small business owners a one-stop shop to create their marketing materials on their schedule.”

Percussive Notes, Percussive Arts Society, December 2006.

"Mr. Hartman has combined a catchy melody with colorful harmonies for his "Return of the Wooden Soldiers" enhanced with a simple but effective piano accompaniment that is well within the capabilities of the student pianist. This solo gives intermediate students an entertaining diversion while they increase their familiarity with the xylophone keyboard."

John R. Raush

Blue Suede News

"This album (The River) is like the sunshine and a nice warm breeze."

Percussive Notes, Percussive Arts Society

"Refreshing...Ed Hartman is a talented percussionist as well as composer and has provided us with a fine new addition (The River) for our listening."

Victory Music

"His music is sincere and involved, always extending technique and expression to its limits."

Victory Music Review

"Superb... First rate. Tasteful and fresh approaches to familiar holiday music. "This was one Christmas recording that we could enjoy year 'round. The appealing packaging makes the album great for gift-giving."

The Seattle Weekly

"Sensistive playing... quite good."