Edmund, seeded 2-2, struck the entire planet number 86 in the next game to set the tone for a dominant 6-2 6-0 victory.
The Briton, that received a first-round bye, will face either Italy’s Fabio Fognini or Moldova’s Radu Albot from the next round on Tuesday.
Britain’s Johanna Konta can be in action on Sunday against Dutch seventh seed Kiki Bertens from the fourth round.
There is comment of the match on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra from around 8pm GMT.
Edmund be at Russia’s Andrey Rublev the other day at the final of their Oracle Challenger collection in Indian Wells having entered the second-tier Challenger event because he successfully completed a comeback from a knee injury. Yet, his victory against Jarry was his first tour-level success of 20-19.