Ted Hefko and his band The Thousandaires bring original stories to life with the spontaneity of jazz, the bare-bones sensibility of early folk and the vibrancy of New Orleans. Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires encompasses the full range of his musical experiences and talents, with Ted strumming a guitar while he sings his original lyrics before switching to tenor sax or clarinet for his solos.
After several years living in Brooklyn, writing, touring and recording, Ted is happy to once again reside in his musical home: New Orleans, Louisiana. His latest album Distillations of The Blues is playing all over North America and the English speaking world and he’s looking forward to taking his new line-up on tour in 2016.
[Distillations of the Blues] delivers introspective lyricism with a cabaret swagger,
capturing a range of emotion - the star attraction here is Hefko’s showcase of
Frank Etheridge in Offbeat September 29, 2015
A wonderfully wild ride, this is a distillation of what it is to make an underground
record that somehow everyone finds out about. From the heart and the gut as well
as the cerebellum, this is simply a gasser that'll keep you on board and wondering
if you heard what you think you just heard.
Midwest Record, May 18. 2015
[Distillations Of The Blues] was recorded in Brooklyn and New Orleans
and immerses you in an atmosphere bluesy, jazzy swing and country twangs
New York, NY
Willing to teach
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