born on 9/4/1895 in New Orleans, LA, United States
died on 22/1/1985 in Los Angeles, CA, United States
Edward Bertram Garland (9 January 1895 – 22 January 1980) was a New Orleans jazz string bass player. He was commonly known as "Ed Garland", and sometimes "Montudie Garland" (a nickname he disliked).
By about 1910, he was playing bass drum with brass bands, including Frankie Duson's Eagle Band. He then took up tuba and string bass (like many New Orleans bassists of the era, he doubled on the two instruments which filled similar roles in different types of bands). He played with the Excelsior Brass Band and Manuel Perez's Imperial Orchestra. He joined other early New Orleans bands that played in Chicago and California, playing with Lawrence Duhé, Joe "King" Oliver, and Freddie Keppard.
Garland is perhaps best known as a member of the Kid Ory band during the revival era, making many records and radio broadcasts.
Ed Garland died in London, England.
- New Orleans Jazz: A Family Album by Al Rose and Edmond Souchon