Originally from Ashtabula Ohio, Ted grew up in a household surrounded by music. He began playing the trumpet at the age of 10, and found his passion for jazz at 15. Ted's passion for jazz led him to pursue music at the Ohio State University. During this time Ted performed with Midwest jazz legends Gene Walker and Bobby Floyd. He also toured regionally and abroad with the Afro-Rican ensemble.
In 2003, Ted enrolled in the graduate program at Rutgers University in New Jersey to study with master trumpet teacher William Fielder. During his studies Ted became involved in the NYC jazz scene playing with artists such as Cecil Brooks III, Bruce Williams, Brad Leali, Jerome Jennings, Kyle Kohler, Billy Hart, Alvester Garnet, and Kenny Davis. Ted has appeared on ABC’s Nightline news with the Cecil's Big band, and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” performing with “Jersey Boys”. Ted has appeared at jazz festivals across the globe in Austria, Switzerland, France, and St. Lucia. In 2006 Ted was a participant in The Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program at the Kennedy Center....
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