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Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: May 3, 1969

Ted Sirota was born May 3, 1969 in Champaign, IL and grew up in South Suburban Chicago, in Flossmoor, IL. Ted began playing drums and percussion in 1980 at the age of 10. By age 15, after hearing the great Max Roach perform at The Jazz Showcase, Sirota decided (against all warnings!) to pursue a career in music. In high school Ted developed a love for both Reggae music and Jazz, and was inspired to play his instrument by drummers like Max Roach, Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Sly Dunbar, Carlton Barrett, and Style Scott.

After graduating from High School, Sirota left Chicago for Boston to attend Berklee College of Music in the fall of 1987. Shortly after arriving in Boston, Sirota began studying with the legendary Jazz drummer/teacher Alan Dawson at his home in Lexington, MA. Dawson’s methods and guidance had a profound and lasting impact on Sirota’s drumming style. Ted’s tenure at Berklee was a crucial period in his development as a young musician....
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”Sirota is one of the most highly regarded youngish drummers in Chicago, a crisp and lively player with a keen sense of dynamics.” —John Corbett, The Reader

Primary InstrumentDrums

LocationEvanston, IL

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background

  • Ted is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts/Music Performance.

  • Ted is a well-respected drummer with 20 years of professional playing experience

  • Ted's experience with his own children has made him especially patient and understanding with other children.....

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Music

Featured recording “Heavyweight Dub”

Heavyweight Dub

Liberated Zone Records
2013
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    Heavyweight Dub

    Liberated Zone Records
    2013
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    Seize The Time

    Naim Label
    2009
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    Breeding Resistance

    Delmark Records
    2004
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