July 16th, 2022 10:30pm Stage 3
Edon is a singer songwriter / producer from New York City who has written songs for & with Grammy winning artist Roberta Flack, Grammy winning engineers Billy Decker, and Scott Hull, the Voice finalist Janaki easwar, and hip hop legend "da brat'. Edon has performed for celebrity A listers Tiffany Hadish, Boyz ii men, Niecy Nash, Mike Dean, Dane cook and many more. Edon wrote the theme song for the film “MMM The Sound of Pain '' in 2020 which was on the Oscar’s Nomination Eligible Film list in the race for the 93rd Oscars awards. Edon’s music has been used as the theme song for New York City’s Brooklyn Marathon, independent films and radio stations across Europe, India, Asia, Africa and the United States. Edon’s new album “For Merita” has reached over 1 million streams across digital platforms in its first week, making him an artist to listen to in the future!
The pivotal moment in Edon’s musical career was meeting the legendary Roberta Flack (Flack wrote the song Killing me Softly, and has worked with Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder etc) Having worked the summer of 2014 at the Dakota as a Janitor / custodian, Edon’s chance encounter meeting Flack in the buildings elevator led him to sing in front of her. (In his work uniform as Edon was working the overnight shift) She was so impressed that she decided, Edon should not have to clean toilets for a living any longer. Flack spent the entire summer singing and writing songs with Edon, as she strongly believed he could have a long and everlasting career in the music industry.
"Edon has the ability to be the biggest name in music. His work ethic is absolutely ridiculous. I will never forget meeting him in the summer of 2014. At the time he was working as a porter in the Dakota and he would see me at 5 Am and beg for me to listen to him sing. No one does that. No one in their right mind wants to sing at 5 Am. I spent the remainder of the summer training him. This boy is special and the world will hear him one day." Roberta Flack
Prior to his music career, Edon played Basketball and won 2 National High-school championships at St Anthony High-school and went on to play NCAA Division 1 basketball under St Francis College. Edon received an invitation to play for Kosove’s Olympic basketball team in which he respectfully turned down to pursue his true passion. Music.
Edon is influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Adele, John Mayer, Eminem, Ed Sheeran and many more.