Ted Kooshian

Originally from the Bay Area, Ted Kooshian has been in New York since 1987. He has toured or played in concert with Aretha Franklin, Chuck Berry, Marvin Hamlisch, Sarah Brightman, Il Divo, and “Blood, Sweat, and Tears.” He has been a member of The Ed Palermo Big Band since 1994. Ted has released four CD's; Clockwork (2004), Ted Kooshian's Standard Orbit Quartet (2008), Underdog, And Other Stories... (2009), and Clowns Will Be Arriving (2015).


”Ted Kooshian's Standard Orbit Quartet is out of this world!” - Ken Dryden, AllMusic.com

“The quality of musicianship is outstanding and the arrangements are fresh, inventive, and genius.” ~ Valerie Williams, Skope

“Hip, hip, hooray for musical insanity done right.” ~ Chris Spector, Midwest Record

“Kooshian's vision is the same as Miles Davis or John Coltrane when they covered popular music of the 1950's or Broadway hits.” ~ Mark Corroto, AllAboutJazz.com

“Ear opening contemporary jazz that doesn’t let you down” - Chris Spector, Midwest Record

“...serious musicianship with a tongue in cheek approach - Great Music!” - Christopher Lams, Jazz Improv Magazine

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Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


I have been teaching piano for 30 years. I teach all levels, and many styles (classical, jazz, pop, etc). I am good with beginners (2nd grade through adult). Lessons can be at my home or yours. I teach music theory along with piano technique.


Albums by Ted Kooshian

Album Clowns Will Be Arriving by Ted Kooshian

Clowns Will Be...

Summit Records

Album Underdog, and Other Stories ... by Ted Kooshian

Underdog, and Other...

Summit Records

Album Underdog And Other Stories... by Ted Kooshian

Underdog And Other...

Summit Records

Album Ted Kooshian's Standard Orbit Quartet by Ted Kooshian

Ted Kooshian's...

Summit Records

Album Clockwork by Ted Kooshian


Ted Kooshian


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