According to the Internet source given below, Edwin Branford "Eddie" Edwards was an early jazz trombonist who was a member of the Original Dixieland Jass Band
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Edwards learned violin and trombone playing both instruments with the bands of Papa Jack Laine
and Ernest Giardina
. In addition to music he played minor-league baseball and worked as an electrician. From 1916 to his death in New York City he played with a number of bands including Larry Shields
, Tony Sbarbaro, and J. Russel Robinson
Of ragtime interest is his Sensation Rag
||Eddie Edwards (musician)
||Biography by wikipedia.org.