Born: December 9, 1962 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Jazz recording artist, Ted Vieira creates from a wide palette, combining the traditions of this rich genre with the best elements of contemporary jazz. His style is smooth, with strong influences from players such as George Benson, Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass.
Playing jazz for almost thirty years, Ted has performed in every venue imaginable ranging from small intimate clubs, to being a featured performer at international jazz festivals. He has performed in jazz clinics with artists such as saxophonist, Pete Christlieb (Steely Dan/The Tonight Show Band/Quincy Jones) and trumpet player, Bobby Shew (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra/Art Pepper/Buddy Rich).
Ted has recorded three instrumental jazz CDs, Vacation, Perfect Night and Quiet Places. Vacation and Perfect Night contain several chart-topping selections, featuring Ted’s rich jazz guitar playing over smooth Latin sounds and cool grooves. Quiet Places is a collection of solo jazz guitar arrangements of classic jazz standards, and is a favorite among traditional jazz fans.
Along with performing and recording, Ted is also a jazz educator and is the author of three books on guitar instruction. He has taught students at a college level and currently provides online guitar instruction from his website.
Las Vegas, NV
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students