Ted Perry pianist, composer, and arranger has been involved with a wide variety of music. This has included classical, jazz, blues, and brazilian music. As a composer, his writing explores these diverse musical styles and offers a personal perspective. He has written and arranged music for solo piano, String Ensembles, Jazz Ensemble, Studio Orchestra, and a variety of small group settings.
Ted began to study piano at age eight. He would go on to study with Arnie Lawrence and classical pianist Anne Chamberlain. Later he studied composition and performed for several years with Paul Smoker. Ted has performed with musicians such as Ernie Watts, David Spinozza, Chuck Campbell, Paul Smoker, Drew Gress, Dave Santoro, and John Swana.
Ted has a Masters of Music degree from Eastman School of Music with an emphasis on composition and arranging working closely with Bill Dobbins. After spending several years in New York, he returned to Rochester, NY where he is pursuing a DMA at Eastman. Ted has traveled as both a pianist and arranger in the US and Canada. He has performed in New York City at a variety of venues such as Somethin' Jazz Club, Cornelia Street Café, the Garage, as well as Chris' Cafe and Ortliebs in Philadelphia. Ted is currently planning to record an EP of new original compositions for a solo and trio piano project.