Ted Cruz

Since graduating from the University of North Texas, Mr. Cruz has been active with recording, producing, arranging, and performing with various jazz, rock, world, R&B and classical music artists all over the world. His production and arranging work has been recognized and acclaimed by Billboard, Downbeat, Vibe and Rolling Stone magazines

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”Reflect” by Curtis Fowlkes & Catfish Corner
Source: All Music Guide

Trombonist Fowlkes & keyboardist/co-producer Ted Cruz have a pretty good concept on how to juice up modern mainstream and contemporary jazz modes. Toss in a little Fender Rhodes piano, some hot house horns, an occasional funky twist or hard swinging beats and you have Catfish Corner. Fowlkes and Cruz are joined by the quite substantial contributions of alto saxophonist Sam Furnace, trumpeter Russ Johnson, bassist Carlos Henderson and drummer J.T. Lewis. Their collective sounds cross many improvisational demarcations, but is rooted in the post-bop originality of the '50s

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New York, NY

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.


$75 an hour.

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