Ted Hefko

No photos available. Upload them now.

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: October 5, 1975    

Ted Hefko’s sound is at once old and new. An avid composer, he is capable of presenting an evening of entirely original compositions, each memorable piece setting a unique mood. Yet, he draws from almost a century’s worth of music as he peppers his sets with choice standards; singing an old New Orleans tune, or picking up the flute for a Latin number, before returning to his bold, robust tenor sax sound for a romantic ballad. All of these various elements are tied together with a keen awareness of his audience and a mature, refined artistic sense. Born in Madison, WI, Ted developed an appreciation for a wide variety of jazz and world music at an early age...
read more

View Discography Page

This information is provided by or the profile administrator.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Ted Hefko events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

Hefko’s sax-playing aggressively resists pigeonholes, numbering funk, Latin and even rock among its influences

-Aaron Conklin, Isthmus

…For the denizens of the Frenchmen Street scene, his mellifluous tenor saxophone playing has been missed since he moved to New York. (Live at the Blue Nile) features…a set of straight forward jazz warmed by Hefko’s great tone...a musical snapshot of one artist’s tenure in the Crescent City.

-Jay Mazza, Louisiana Weekly

The intoxicating effects of his soulful sax play embody a spirit of New Orleans-a sultry, sensual style that could only emerge from the heat and eccentricities of jazz’s hometown.

-Frank Etheridge, Charleston City Paper

The accomplished jazz saxophonist returns…with a straight-ahead quartet, applying his big, burly tone to both originals and standards.

-Hugo Z...

read more

Primary InstrumentSax, tenor

LocationNew York, NY

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Rank: 5,292 Views: 4,825 Fans: 1
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mark Elf

Mark Elf

About | Enter

Stefano Bollani

Stefano Bollani

About | Enter

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy

About | Enter

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

About | Enter


Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

Musician Search

Help improve the Ted Hefko profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Ted Hefko musician profile.