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Ted Piltzecker

Senior Artist Teacher
Ted Piltzecker
Email: ted@tedvibes.com

Biography: Vibraphonist/Composer Ted Piltzecker has performed at jazz and percussion festivals and in clubs throughout the United States and around the globe (Germany, Austria, England, Brazil, The Netherlands, Argentina, Sweden, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, Japan, and Finland). His albums have been critically acclaimed and influential in both the percussion and jazz worlds. He toured extensively George Shearing Quintet, and directed the jazz program at the Aspen Music Festival where he regularly performed with many of the great names in jazz (Jimmy Heath, Joe Williams, Clark Terry, Mel Torme, Ernie Watts, Hubert Laws, Slide Hampton, Bob Mintzer, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and many more). Ted's diverse musical interests have included tours with the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble, TV shows with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's John McEuen, appearances at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York with organist Dorothy Papadakos, and chamber music concerts with classical cellist Yehuda Hanani, violinist Ruben Gonzales, bandoneónist Hector Del Curto, and gadulka (Bulgarian violin) player Nikolay Kolev. As a composer, Ted has received awards from the NEA, the NY State Council on the Arts, the NJ State Council on the Arts, and the ASCAP Foundation. His works have been aired on National Public Radio's "Performance Today" and the Canadian Broadcasting Company's "Arts National." Ted is a graduate of the Eastman and Manhattan Schools of Music. He is also a pilot and unicyclist. Visit TedVibes.com

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